Álvaro de Campos
Ah! To be indifferent!
It's from the height of the power of their indifference
That the bosses' bosses run the world.
To be other, even to one's self!
It's from the height of this estrangement
That the saint's masters run the world.
To be forgotten by whatever exists!
It's from the height of thinking about this forgetting
That the gods' gods run the world.
(I didn't hear what you were saying . . .
I only heard the music, and I didn't even really hear that . . .
Were you playing and talking at the same time?
Yes, I think you were playing and talking at the same time . . .
With someone in whom everything was ending in the sleep of the world . . .)
[trans. Chris Daniels & Dana Stevens]
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