SYLVIA:

IMAGINO TU CABEZA ELECTRIFICADA, EL ELECTROSHOCK Y LOS CABLES,
TU BOCA, Y LAS COSAS QUE SALIERON DE ESE AGUJERO.




LADY LAZARUS

Por SYLVIA PLATH


I have done it again.
One year in every ten
I manage it-


A sort of walking miracle, my skin
Bright as a Nazi lampshade,
My right foot
A paperweight,
My featureless, fine
Jew linen.



Peel off the napkin
O my enemy.
Do I terrify?-

The nose, the eye pits, the full set of teeth?
The sour breath
Will vanish in a day.

Soon, soon the flesh
The grave cave ate will be
At home on me

And I a smiling woman.

I am only thirty.

And like the cat I have nine times to die.

This is Number Three.
What a trash
To annihilate each decade.

What a million filaments.
The Peanut-crunching crowd
Shoves in to see
Them unwrap me hand in foot -
The big strip tease.

Gentleman , ladies
These are my hands
My knees.

I may be skin and bone,
Nevertheless, I am the same, identical woman.
The first time it happened I was ten.

It was an accident.
The second time I meant
To last it out and not come back at all.
I rocked shut
As a seashell.
They had to call and call
And pick the worms off me like sticky pearls.


Dying
Is an art, like everything else.
I do it exceptionally well.
I do it so it feels like hell.
I do it so it feels real.
I guess you could say I've a call.
It's easy enough to do it in a cell.
It's easy enough to do it and stay put.

It's the theatrical
Comeback in broad day
To the same place, the same face, the same brute
Amused shout:

'A miracle!'
That knocks me out.
There is a charge

For the eyeing my scars, there is a charge
For the hearing of my heart-
It really goes.

And there is a charge, a very large charge
For a word or a touch
Or a bit of blood
Or a piece of my hair on my clothes.

So, so, Herr Doktor.
So, Herr Enemy.
I am your opus,
I am your valuable,
The pure gold baby
That melts to a shriek.
I turn and burn.

Do not think I under estimate your great concern.
Ash, ash-
You poke and stir.
Flesh, bone, there is nothing there-
A cake of soap,
A wedding ring,
A gold filling.


Herr God, Herr Lucifer
Beware
Beware.

Out of the ash
I rise with my red hair
And I eat men like air.

4 comentarios:

Elma dijo...

ha sido el poema de este semestre, que curiosas coincidencias...

saludos

Manuel Cervantes dijo...

Sabes, no creo en las coincidencias pero,
¿Tú que dices, debería?

Bienvenida

Elma dijo...

no lo sé
sólo se me hace curioso que antes de que me clavara con esta mujer, no se aparecía en ningún lado. y ahora en varios...
es curioso nadamás jaja

saludos.

Manuel Cervantes dijo...

Ya.

Pues sí Elma, probable señal de cómo está cambiando tu vida.

saludos

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