Croniria is a work that echoes the words of Antonio Machado - who defined poetry as the word in time - by redefining poetry as love in time. Croniria is an intense and intimate treatise on love that reflects the poet’s multifaceted life as poet, scholar, translator and lover. They are playful, ironic and erudite poems that encompass a cultural panorama from the classics to the Rolling Stones.
Author Raquel Lanseros
Translation Gordon E. McNeer
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You knew almost everything
beloved body of mine
fragile lens of fire.
Almost everything that I have learned
you anticipated for me
with a light trembling
with an inexplicable obfuscation
with the fleeting spirit of clouds
with a festival of desire.
Pitiful certainty unnoticed.
How many attempts at analysis
what a severe dissection of existence
so that the algorithms of reason might produce
at the end, in the end, by the end
to the fruit of my skin.
Instinctive conventional wisdom
secular code of the epidermis
draw your chalice near to me.