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The Definition of Beauty, Translation of Carlos Bousono's poem: Definicion de la belleza

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The Definition of Beauty, Translation of Carlos Bousono's poem: Definicion de la belleza

The Definition of Beauty, Translation of Carlos Bousono’s poem : Definicion de la Belleza

(This poem is the third in the sequence titled : « Disquisicion sobre la belleza visual », taken from Carlos Bousono’s collection : Metafora del desafuero, 1988. I have stuck close to the original’s « controlled and assurance-instilling breathing », I hope. T. Wignesan)

Yes, beauty is eternity, and transcends however
the appearance of its meteor, in that instant
when the snow falls and the wood becomes resplendant
through its dream-like whiteness during a dawn 
most sweet. Transcends the vastness of space :
light sovereign. Again beauty
is moreover the means rather than an end and doesn’t exhaust itself
like an uncomfortable path that we continue exhausted upon
on a dark night,
compelled by a feeling of anxiety, by some inner voice,
by a voice which makes us stutter and which invites us
to an impossible meeting
at a time of a difficult
feat of contemplation. It is impossible to understand
the meaning of the call, to listen with clarity
to the whisperings of obscurity.

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2013

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