Saturday, June 14, 2008

Saramago: A Saturday Poem


Saramago


Here is a test for lovers Read Saramago.
If one says Why doesn’t he punctuate
And the other cares not this is a sign of
Incompatibilty.

If one meets him and is enamored while
The beloved sees nothing but an old man
Write this down → This is my first sign of
Incongruence.

If you read The Cave and one understands not
The clay dolls nor their shadows on the walls
For the love of God a favor is due One is
Incomprehensible.

Having worked through the corpus if a
Blindness persists consult not a physician
But conclude with no commas or line breaks
Impossibility

© Ciprianowords Inc. 2008

2 comments:

Lauren said...

Well done! Very true! I've read Blindness (one of my favourite books) and The Double and it always takes me a while to get into it because his writing style is so unique.

Melanie said...

I still love this poem.
And The Cave.