Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Advent moments

Cada objecto es un mundo

Jorge Carrerra Andrade


Arte Poético

Comprende, comprende, comprende:
en cada cosa guiňa un duende
o una ala invisible se tiende

Aprea en tus dedos la brisa
que pasa fugaz, indecisa,
No veas el mundo de prisa,
No aprendas efimera ciencia,
que es flor de la humana demencia.
La vida no es solo apariencia.

Las aves- lección del instante –
nos dan en su escuela volante
la clave de un mundo cambiante.
La roas es crisol de alegría.
Te ofrece tesoros el día.
Gotea el reloj ambrosia.

Comprende y venera al objeto:
Penetra en ese orbe secreto
Y ea la flor tu amuleto.


Know, know, know:
an invisible wing spreads out
or a sprite winks from every thing.

Grasp the fleeting, undecided breeze in your fingers
Pause to drink in the world.
Do not learn ephemeral science
For it is a flower of human insanity.
Life is more than appearance.

Birds - lesson of the instant –
Give us in their flying school the key to an ever-changing world.
The rose is a crucible of happiness
The day offers you treasure.
The clock drips ambrosia.

Grasp and venerate the object:
Enter that secret orb
And may the flower be your amulet.

Image: Memling: Advent and Triumph of Christ

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