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Lowry, Malcolm: Comfort

Portre of Lowry, Malcolm

Comfort (English)

You are not the first man to have shakes

The wheels, the horrors, to wear the scarlet

Snowshoe, nor yet the invincible harlot

Dogged by eyes like fishnets. Leaning, aches

The iron face with agate eyes, and wakes

The guardian angel, sees the past,

A parthenon of possibilities.

You are not the first caught lying

Nor yet to be told that you are dying.

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Consuelo (Spanish)

No eres el primero que tiene el tembleque,

el vértigo, el horror; que lleva chanclos escarlata,

ni tampoco la puta invencible perseguida por ojos

como redes de pescar. Inclinándose, duele el rostro

de hierro con ojos de ágata, y despierta

el ángel de la guarda, ve el pasado

como un Partenón de posibilidades…

No eres el primero al que se coge en mentira

ni del que se dice que está muriendo.

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