terça-feira, 25 de junho de 2013

C de Cidades Invisíveis


After its demise
they will say of Venice
(and you know who)
there never was a city
on the lagoon

All invention

And those who conquered Byzantium
those were the Germans
those earlier legends
(Frankish knights with parachutes)
describe only
an imagined place
It is only a scheme
for a canalization project
Nevertheless after some time
on the horizon of forgetfulness
San Marco's domes emerge
the Doge's Palace
the Piazza with two pillars
the prisons became filled
with people who believe
they have boated
on the Grand Canal.

Günter Kunert
[Trad. Agnes Stein]

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