14.11.11

Surrealist Texts by Surrealist Women





Passage

                     In celebration of Benjamin Péret

the lettuce devours its leaves

the night  its stars

the insect becomes hopeful

the unfortunate cow

dissolves unnoticed

while the soap eats grass

and grows fat

the avenues forget their names

and are referred  to only

as  Smith

mud puddles take the initiative

to spring at well-dressed men

and top hats aren´t safe from snowballs

even in the midst summer

(Paris 1966)

***

Penelope Rosemont, Penelope Rosemont (ed), Surrealist WomenAn International Anthology ,(University of Texas, Austin, 1998), pp. 320-321





[...] Desire is in reality the instant when the sky wants to lower itself so deeply down the ground that the bodies  disintegrate into themselves and when the sound of dripping that is heard is the eyes falling into the surface of the sea  that gets a hundred years of memory out of only one second  the sea in which we are drowning, and which gives us birth at the same moment.


Kajsa Bergh, translated from the Swedish by Bruno Jacobs

Penelope Rosemont (ed), Surrealist Women, An International Anthology (University of Texas, Austin, 1998), p. 456
 
 ***

Q.E.D.


Prolonged horizontal pleasures;

vertical  principles

aligned like forest trees;

a hot tangent  of poetry

tending toward madness.

What is radius?

A mere infinity:

impulses without end

pouring off the circumference,

Just as my days

Overflow the margins

and come full circle.

Here I Am:

point center.

Mary Low,   Penelope Rosemont (ed), Surrealist Women, An International Anthology (University of Texas, Austin, 1998), pp.209-210

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