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La Pelirroja en La Plaza San Martín
Thursday, March 23, 2017



 
Plaza San Martín - March 2017

Romina Fabbretti




La Plaza San Martín – Jorge Luís Borges
A Macedonio Fernández

En busca de la tarde

fui apurando en vano las calles.

Ya estaban los zaguanes entorpecidos de sombra.

Con fino bruñimiento de caoba

la tarde entera se había remansado en la plaza,

serena y sazonada,

bienhechora y sutil como una lámpara,

clara como una frente,

grave como un ademán de hombre enlutado.

Todo sentir se aquieta

bajo la absolución de los árboles

—jacarandás, acacias—

cuyas piadosas curvas

atenúan la rigidez de la imposible estatua

y en cuya red se exalta

la gloria de las luces equidistantes

del leve azul y de la tierra rojiza.

¡Qué bien se ve la tarde

desde el fácil sosiego de los bancos!

Abajo

el puerto anhela latitudes lejanas

y la honda plaza igualadora de almas

se abre como la muerte, como el sueño.








La pelirroja

“algunas veces te odio”

dijo muy suelta de cuerpo



se sentó en la galería

leyendo los poemas de Catulo

permaneció una hora ahí

con mi libro en sus manos



hombres y mujeres

pasaban frente a mi casa

preguntándose

de dónde un viejo feo

hallaba tanta belleza



esa pregunta

tampoco la puedo contestar

yo



luego

entró

en la casa



cuando se acercó a mi sillón

la agarré del brazo

y la senté sobre mis muslos

tensos



levantando mi copa

le dije:

“tomá

un trago”



“otra vez vino con güisqui

espero que no te pongas pesado

con estas mezclas que hacés”



“decíme la verdad

¿te teñís el pelo?”

le pregunté



“cierra los ojos

no mires”

“ahora abrílos”

dijo suavemente



estaba parada

delante de mí

los pantalones en el piso

el calzon en la mano

y lo juro

su vello púbico

era del mismo color

que su cabello



ni el viejo Catulo

podría haber deseado

tanta

y maravillosa belleza

antes

de volverse senil

por muchachos tiernos

que no poseen

la necesaria locura

para transformarse en mujeres.

Charles Bukowski




     

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10/9/16 - 10/16/16

10/16/16 - 10/23/16

10/23/16 - 10/30/16

10/30/16 - 11/6/16

11/6/16 - 11/13/16

11/13/16 - 11/20/16

11/20/16 - 11/27/16

11/27/16 - 12/4/16

12/4/16 - 12/11/16

12/11/16 - 12/18/16

12/18/16 - 12/25/16

12/25/16 - 1/1/17

1/1/17 - 1/8/17

1/8/17 - 1/15/17

1/15/17 - 1/22/17

1/22/17 - 1/29/17

1/29/17 - 2/5/17

2/5/17 - 2/12/17

2/12/17 - 2/19/17

2/19/17 - 2/26/17

2/26/17 - 3/5/17

3/5/17 - 3/12/17

3/12/17 - 3/19/17

3/19/17 - 3/26/17

3/26/17 - 4/2/17

4/2/17 - 4/9/17

4/9/17 - 4/16/17

4/16/17 - 4/23/17

4/23/17 - 4/30/17

4/30/17 - 5/7/17

5/7/17 - 5/14/17

5/14/17 - 5/21/17

5/21/17 - 5/28/17

5/28/17 - 6/4/17

6/4/17 - 6/11/17

6/11/17 - 6/18/17

6/18/17 - 6/25/17