Henry Reed

To-day we have naming of parts. Yesterday,
We had daily cleaning. And to-morrow morning,
We shall have what to do after firing. But to-day,
To-day we have naming of parts. Japonica
Glistens like coral in all of the neighboring gardens,
And to-day we have naming of parts.

This is the lower sling swivel. And this
Is the upper sling swivel, whose use you will see,
When you are given your slings. And this is the piling swivel,
Which in your case you have not got. The branches
Hold in the gardens their silent, eloquent gestures,
Which in our case we have not got.

This is the safety-catch, which is always released
With an easy flick of the thumb. And please do not let me
See anyone using his finger. You can do it quite easy
If you have any strength in your thumb. The blossoms
Are fragile and motionless, never letting anyone see
Any of them using their finger.

And this you can see is the bolt. The purpose of this
Is to open the breech, as you see. We can slide it
Rapidly backwards and forwards: we call this
Easing the spring. And rapidly backwards and forwards
The early bees are assaulting and fumbling the flowers:
They call it easing the Spring.

They call it easing the Spring: it is perfectly easy
If you have any strength in your thumb: like the bolt,
And the breech, and the cocking-piece, and the point of balance,
Which in our case we have not got; and the almond-blossom
Silent in all of the gardens and the bees going backwards and forwards,
For to-day we have naming of parts.

Tatăl meu în preajma Crăciunului repeta o colindă străineză fără a-i şti toate versurile. Efectul e …..

„You better watch out,
You better watch out,
You better watch out,
You better watch out…”


„Habitualization devours works, clothes, furniture, one’s wife, and the fear of war. ‘If the whole complex lives of many people go on unconsciously, then such lives are as if they had never been.’ And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony.”

Viktor Sklovsky, the Germans call him Schklowskij or Schklowski, his name was Виктор Борисович Шкловский.

alde y: nu conteaza. tocmai m-ai facut sa-mi dau seama de faptul ca we only feel alive when we feel a lot of pain. otherwise, we’re just lying around anesthetized and from other viewpoints call this happiness.
alde x: that is true
alde y: mai existe momentele alealalte de fericire, which you are actually aware of
while they’re happening
like when i would befriend my invisible friends
alde x: but those are too short
asa scurte ca aproape nu se pun
alde y: aproape