sexta-feira, 28 de setembro de 2007

A Metalinguagem de cada dia

Thank You for Saying Thank You – Charles Benstein

This is a totally/accessible poem./There is nothing/in this poem/that is in any/way difficult/to understand/.All the words/are simple &/to the point./There are no new/concepts, no/theories, no/ideas to confuse/you. This poem/has no intellectual/pretensions. It is/purely emotional./It fully expresses/the feelings of the/author: my feelings/,the person speaking/to you now./It is all about/communication./Heart to heart./This poem appreciates/& values you as/a reader. It/celebrates the/triumph of the/human imagination/amidst pitfalls &/calamities. This poem/has 90 lines,/269 words, and/more syllables than/I have time to/count. Each line,/word, & syllable/have been chosen/to convey only the/intended meaning/& nothing more./This poem abjures/obscurity & enigma./There is nothing/hidden. A hundred/readers would each/read the poem/in an identical/manner & derive/the same message/from it. This/poem, like all/good poems, tells/a story in a direct/style that never/leaves the reader/guessing. While/at times expressing/bitterness, anger,/resentment, xenophobia,/& hints of racism, its/ultimate mood is/affirmative. It finds/joy even in/those spiteful moments/of life that/it shares with/you. This poem/represents the hope/for a poetry/that doesn't turn/its back on/the audience, that/doesn't think it's/better than the reader,/that is committed/to poetry as a/popular form, like kite/flying and fly/fishing. This poem/belongs to no/school, has no/dogma. It follows/no fashion. It/says just what/it says. It's/real.