Annus mirabilis (Philip Larkin)

Leo muy poca poesía. Adrian Henri, Roger McGough, Brian Patten (los Liverpool poets). Richard Brautigan y Billy Childish. Y también Philip Larkin.

Les copio este poema de Larkin solo porque está lleno de afirmación de la vida y asombro hacia las cosas guays, y lo necesitamos en este momento de desánimo general, amigos zurrados, ofensiva derechista y polarización generalizada.

Annus Mirabilis

Sexual intercourse began

In nineteen sixty-three

(which was rather late for me) –

Between the end of the “Chatterley” ban

And the Beatles’ first LP.

 

Up to then there’d only been

A sort of bargaining,

A wrangle for the ring,

A shame that started at sixteen

And spread to everything.

 

Then all at once the quarrel sank:

Everyone felt the same,

And every life became

A brilliant breaking of the bank,

A quite unlosable game.

 

So life was never better than

In nineteen sixty-three

(Though just too late for me) –

Between the end of the “Chatterley” ban

And the Beatles’ first LP.

 
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