Meșteșugul ..de miercuri (no.1 – recitind Tennessee Williams)

 

 

Nonno’s Last Work

How calmly does the orange branch
Observe the sky begin to blanch
Without a cry, without a prayer,
With no betrayal of despair.

Sometime while night obscures the tree
The zenith of its life will be
Gone past forever, and from thence
A second history will commence.

A chronicle no longer gold,
A bargaining with mist and mould,
And finally the broken stem
The plummeting to earth; and then

An intercourse not well designed
For beings of a golden kind
Whose native green must arch above
The earth’s obscene, corrupting love.

And still the ripe fruit and the branch
Observe the sky begin to blanch
Without a cry, without a prayer,
With no betrayal of despair.

O Courage, could you not as well
Select a second place to dwell,
Not only in that golden tree
But in the frightened heart of me?

Tennessee Williams’ play, The Night of the Iguana, and the 1964 film starring Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr are priceless jewels wonderfully crafted and staying beautiful and fashionable as time passes. Timeless pieces of art…

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