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Homero Aridjis - El Prometeo Formado
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Homero Aridjis, 72
México DF
16 de diciembre, 2012

Autorretrato a los cincuenta y cuatro años


Soy Homero Aridjis
nací en Contepec, Michoacán,
tengo cincuenta y cuatro años,
esposa y dos hijas

En el comedor de mi casa
Tuve mis primeros amores:
Dickens, Cervantes, Shakespeare
y el otro Homero.

Un domingo en la tarde,
Frankestein salió del cine del pueblo
y a la orilla de un arroyo
le dio la mano a un niño que era yo,

El Prometeo formado con retazos humanos
siguió su camino, pero desde entonces,
por ese encuentro con el monstruo,
el verbo y el horror son míos.


Self-Portrait at Fifty-Four Years Old

I am Homero Aridjis,
I was born in Contepec, Michoacán,
I am fifty-four,
with a wife and two daughters.

In the dining room of my house
I had my first loves:
Dickens, Cervantes, Shakespeare
and the other Homer.

One Sunday afternoon
Frakenstein came out of the town movie
House and on a stream’s bank
held out his hand to a boy, who was me.

The Prometheus pieced out of human remnants
went on his way, but since then,
out of that encounter with the monster,
the verb and the horror are mine.

Homero Aridjis
Eyes to See Otherwise – Ojos de otro mirar
Selected Poems
Edited by Betty Ferber and George McWhirter




     

Previous Posts
Christmas 2012

That Sanborn's Sailor Dress

The Ritual Of The French Press

Ancestros Invisibles - Invisible Ancestors

Hotel Genève - Tourist in 1934

Insubstantial Silhouette - Silueta Insustancial

Raúl Guerrero Montemayor - Padre y Compadre

In A Disguise Of Featherless Birds

Boys Become Angels

La Ciudad Y Los Perros De Homero Aridjis



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