Painting by John Hacking, Netherlands
The night will find me in the midst of a poem
but with the fury of the poet
delirious over all the sane
like wanting to heal a sick society.
The night birds of my mind
will write what has not yet occurred to me,
gigantic beasts of oblivion will weigh on my brain.
Sureness won’t be necessary
let alone the uncertainty
what will happen tomorrow.
Fernando Alonso, Uruguay (1975)
Translation Germain Droogenbroodt – Stanley Barkan
from the book: “Furiosa Calma”