textos, poemas, ensaios e gostos
de fernando machado silva
sexta-feira, 11 de novembro de 2016
Leonard Cohen - I have not lingered in European monasteries
I have not lingered in European monasteries and discovered among the tall grasses tombs of knights who fell as beautifully as their ballads tell; I have not parted the grasses or purposefully left them thatched.
I have not held my breath so that I might hear the breathing of God or tamed my heartbeat with an exercise, or starved for visions. Although I have watched him often I have not become the heron, leaving my body on the shore, and I have not become the luminous trout, leaving my body in the air.
I have not worshiped wounds and relics, or combs of iron, or bodies wrapped and burnt in scrolls.
I have not been unhappy for ten thousands years. During the day I laugh and during the night I sleep. My favourite cooks prepare my meals, my body cleans and repairs itself, and all my work goes well.