Friday, January 6, 2012

Props To Nicanor Parra

The Chilean poet was awarded the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor, the Cervantes prize! Love ya bunches.

Descorcho Otra Botella

and go into my usual dance

I stretch a leg
it could just as well be an arm
I fold an arm
it could just as well be a leg

I squat without stopping my dance
unbuckle both Mister Shoes
throw one of them higher than heaven
bury the other deep in the earth

I start to get out of my sweater

at this moment the telephone rings
they call me from Mrs. Office
I'm going to keep dancing I tell them
until they give me a raise

Nicanor Parra


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