732 | DELIRIOUS – Fernando Alonso, Uruguay

illustratie van John Hackeng bij het gedicht van Fernando Alonso uit Uruguay

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
of knowing
what will happen tomorrow.

I plant
a word

green oxygen.

Fernando Alonso, Uruguay (1975)

Translation Germain Droogenbroodt – Stanley Barkan

from the book: “Furiosa Calma