Espera. Ópera. Musa.

 

I learned with you
that every act turns into derisory with the curtain of the distance.
I learned with you
that any energy fails in front of the busy walls of what’s reasonable.
I learned with you
to turn mute the language
for measuring the emptiness that brush up its edges and smothers its secret resonance.

I learned with you the vain face of the enthusiasm.
The childish face of a letter.
The daily one of a death and its disappointments.

Aprendí contigo
que todo acto se torna irrisorio sobre el telón de la distancia.
Aprendí contigo
que cualquier ímpetu naufraga ante las atareadas murallas de lo razonable.
Aprendí contigo
a volver mudo el lenguaje
para medir así el vacío que pule sus aristas y ahoga su secreta resonancia.

Aprendí contigo lo vano del entusiasmo.
Lo pueril de una carta.
Lo cotidiano de una muerte y sus desengaños.

Juan Gustavo Covo (Colombia, 1948)
“La Musa Inclemente”, 2001

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