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Όποιος φοβάται τον θάνατο είναι ήδη νεκρός.
Όποιος θέλει για μια στιγμή η ζωή του να ανήκει μόνο σ' αυτόν, που θέλει για μια στιγμή να είναι πεπεισμένος για όσα κάνει, πρέπει να αδράξει το παρόν.
Πρέπει να αντιμετωπίζει τα πάντα στο παρόν ως τελικά, σαν να ήταν βέβαιο ότι θα ακολουθήσει αμέσως ο θάνατος.
Και πρέπει μετά στο σκοτάδι να δημιουργήσει ζωή. Ζωή μέσα από τον εαυτό του.
Carlo Michelstaedter, La Persuasione e la Rettorica

Σάββατο, 16 Απριλίου 2011

Bluebird - Charles Bukowski


there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I'm not going
to let anybody see
you.
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pur whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he's
in there.
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody's asleep.
I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he's singing a little
in there, I haven't quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it's nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don't
weep, do
you?

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