A modest epiphany

24 Feb

 

 

From left: John Galán (Colombia), Iman Mersal (Egypt), Frank Báez (Dominican Republic), Tom Pow (Scotland).

 

Sometimes a short poem hits the mark, for no particular reason, and without providing any easy way of explaining to others the random pleasure it delivers.

I am looking through Postales, an intriguing book of poems by the young Dominican poet Frank Báez – for me one of the finds of the Granada Poetry Festival – and I notice this little gem, a sweetly ironic homage to Ginsburg:

 

 

Miaow

I haven’t seen the best minds

of my generation and nor does it bother me.

 

 

In the original:

 

Maullido

No he visto las mejores mentes

De mi generación y ni me interesa.

 

 

 

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