César Vallejo

POETRY: The Anger That Breaks The Man Into Children by César Vallejo

November 26, 2014

(Translated from Spanish by Clayton Eshleman and José Rubia Barcia) The anger that breaks the man into children, that breaks the child into equal birds, and the bird, afterward, into little eggs; the anger of the poor has one oil against two vinegars. The anger that breaks the tree into leaves, the leaf into unequal buds and the bud, into telescopic grooves; the anger of the poor has two rivers against many seas. The anger that breaks the good into doubts, the doubt, into three similar arcs and the arc, later on, into unforeseeable tombs; the anger of the poor has one steel against two daggers. The anger that breaks the soul into bodies; the body into dissimilar organs and the organ, into octave thoughts; the anger of the poor has one [...]

POETRY: Four Poems by César Vallejo

July 4, 2012

Anger Anger which breaks a man into children, Which breaks the child into two equal birds, And after that the bird into a pair of little eggs: The poor man’s anger Has one oil against two vinegars. Anger which breaks a tree into leaves And the leaf into unequal buds And the bud into telescopic grooves; The poor man’s anger Has two rivers against many seas. Anger which breaks good into doubts And doubt into three similar arcs And then the arc into unexpected tombs; The poor man’s anger Has one steel against two daggers. Anger which breaks the soul into bodies And the body into dissimilar organs And the organ into octave thoughts; The poor man’s anger Has one central fire against two craters. Black Stone on Top of a [...]