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Anne Sexton: Love Poems (1967)

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Ilustración de cubierta: desnudo femenino de Modigliani.

Anne Sexton: Poemas de amor. Ben Clark (tr.). Ourense: Linteo, 2009.

La poesía de Anne Sexton es suicida, sensual, apasionada y plena de metáforas de una enérgica potencia visual.

THE TOUCH

…And all this is metaphor.
An ordinary hand – just lonely
for something to touch
that touches back…

Jaco Van Dormael: The Brand New Testament (2015)

Jaco Van Dormael: The Brand New Testament (2015)

THE KISS

My mouth blooms like a cut…

Lucio Fontana: Concepto espacial (rojo), 1965.

Lucio Fontana: Concepto espacial (rojo), 1965.

THE BREAST

…I am mad the way young girls are mad,
with an offering, an offering…

…I burn the way money burns…

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Duane Michals: The most beautiful part of a woman’s body (1986)

THE INTERROGATION OF THE MAN OF MANY HEARTS

Man of many hearts, you are a fool!
…and every bed has been condemned,
not by morality or law,
but by time.

THAT DAY

… and love is where yesterday is at.

Bronzino

Bronzino

IN CELEBRATION OF MY UTERUS

Everyone in me is a bird
I am beating all my wings…

Malcolm Liepke: Desire

Malcolm Liepke: Desire

THE NUDE SWIM

…Water was so bouyant you could
float on your elbow.
I lay on it as on a divan.
I lay on it just like
Matisse’s Red Odalisque…

Reclining Odalisque (Harmony in Red) 1927

Reclining Odalisque (Harmony in Red)
1927

FOR MY LOVER, RETURNING TO HIS WIFE

… As for me, I am a watercolor.
I wash off.

Harding Meyer

Harding Meyer

IT IS A SPRING AFTERNOON

…Her body carries clouds all the way home…

Christian Schloe

Christian Schloe

JUST ONCE

Just once I knew what life was for.

… and hoarded these constants into morning
only to find them gone.

Leonora Carrington: Labyrinth

Leonora Carrington: Labyrinth

YOU ALL KNOW THE STORY OF THE OTHER WOMAN

… You know the story too! Look,
when it is over he places her,
like a phone, back on the hook.

Abdellatif Kechiche: Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013)

Abdellatif Kechiche: Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013)

MOON SONG, WOMAN SONG

I am alive at night.
I am dead in the morning…

Felice Casorati

Felice Casorati

NOW

…Turn me over from twelve
to six. Then you taste the ocean…

Joe Bradley

Joe Bradley

KNEE SONG

Being kissed on the back
of the knee is a moth…

Enlaces.

Anne Sexton: The Complete Poems. Houghton Mifflin Company Boston.

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