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Moscas portuguesas

Cumprem-se hoje seis anos desde a morte da princesa Diana. Não vou falar de teorias da conspiração, mas vou dar-vos um poema de Oswald Le Winter, um suposto ex-agente da CIA que vive em Lisboa desde Janeiro de 2001. LeWinter esteve preso em Viena, entre Abril de 1998 e Dezembro de 2000, depois de ter sido condenado por tentativa de fraude ao pretender vender supostos documentos da CIA ao pai de Dodi Al Fayed, que provariam que a morte de Diana obedeceu a um plano concertado a vários níveis.
Ele vive agora em Lisboa, já editou dois livros de ensaios - "Desmantelar a América" e "Democracia e Secretismo" - e também escreve poesia:

Portuguese Flies

"All Portuguese dogs are crazy,"
Says Luisa, my neighbor. Her runt,
Black, brown and white spotted,
One-fourth Terrier, one-eighth Spaniel
And assorted fractions of other breeds
That roam the streets of Lisbon after
Dark, sniffing at bitches whose tails,
Stiff as a finger probing the sky, signal
Mating fever, is called Cao, which
Is dog in Portuguese; simple and
Undistinguished as his whelping
In some cellar among stone washtubs.

Cao chases flies. Thinking he's a crocodile,
He snaps at them, but never manages
To bag one, which is not surprising.
Sometimes, in the cool rose dusk
Of Alcantara, my borough, I stroll
Into the pocket park on Alto Santo
Amaro, near my old house and find
A bench. Cao is usually there, running
Like a halfback, broken field style,
Trying to maul flies that keep evading.
It's easy for them. Portuguese flies are
Small, like fruit flies elsewhere.

Portugal itself is small. It fits easily
Into the trouser pocket of a Texan, or so
A clerk at the American Embassy said,
The day I came. He was from Amarillo.
Luisa, her husband, or her son Paulo
Are usually in the park. Cao barks
In shrill bursts, more like yelping than
Like threats. The flies stay high enough
To entice, but also to escape, his teeth.
But Cao never tires of the chase. It is
His mutt nature he obeys doing it. Just
As the flies express theirs by escaping.

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2 Comentários:

Anonymous Anónimo disse...

¿Has visto la intervención de Gabriela Rico Jiménez?

06 agosto, 2009  
Anonymous Anónimo disse...

General Midwinter

16 fevereiro, 2011  

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