Love Recognized



Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren (1905 – 1989) fue un poeta y escritor norteamericano. Ganó dos premios Pulitzer en poesía, en 1958 por Promises: Poems 1954-1956, y en 1979 por Now and Then. En 1947 recibió el Pulitzer por su novela All the King´s Men.

A ver si les gusta este poema de Robert Penn Warren, sobre el amor, el reconocimiento, el todos los días, el silencio y el ruido.

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Love Recognized

There are many things in the world, and you
Are one of them. Many things keep happening and
You are one of them, and the happening that
Is you keeps falling like snow
On the landscape of not-you, hiding hideousness, until
The streets and the world of wrath are choked with snow.

How many things have become silent? Traffic
Is throttled. The mayor
Has been, clearly, remiss, and the city
Was totally unprepared for such a crisis. Nor
Was I- yes, why should this happen to me?
I have always been a law-abiding citizen.

But you, like snow, like love, keep falling.

And it is not certain that the world will not be
Covered in a glitter of crystalline whiteness.

Silence.

Vocabulario
Hideousness: ugliness.
Wrath: anger, displeasure.
Throttled: silenced.

Love Recognized es parte de la colección de Warren Now and Then, que ganó el Pulitzer por poesía en 1979.

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