A Spanglish blog dedicated to the works, ruminations, and mongrel pyrotechnics of Yago S. Cura, an Argentine-American poet, translator, publisher & futbol cretin. Yago publishes Hinchas de Poesia, an online literary journal, & is the sole proprietor of Hinchas Press.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
MY WIFE AND I TRANSLATE "SKETCH IN THE SAND" FROM OLIVERIO GIRONDO, AN ARGENTINE POET OF THE 20's and 30's
SKETCH IN THE SAND
The morning is passed on the beach, dusted by the sun.
Bodies that reintegrate.
Floating craniums of tire tread.
As the bathers turn their bodies, the waves elongate their nautical shavings over the beach of sawdust that is the beach itself.
Everything is gold and blue!
The shade of the tarps. The eyes of the girls that inject themselves with novels and horizons. My happiness, of shoes with rubber soles, which make me bounce on the sand.
For .80¢ photographers sell the bodies of the women who bathe.
There are bodegas that exploit the dramatic nature of the breaking. Broody maids. Irascible siphons with sea extracts! Breakers and rocks with algaed breasts of mariners and hearts painted with a fencer’s foil.
Gangs of seagulls that fake their flight, destroyed by a white piece of paper.
And, before everything, that sea!