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marți, 2 februarie 2010

John Donne - To his mistress going to bed

COME, madam, come, all rest my powers defy ;
Until I labour, I in labour lie.
The foe ofttimes, having the foe in sight,
Is tired with standing, though he never fight.
Off with that girdle, like heaven's zone glittering,
But a far fairer world encompassing.
Unpin that spangled breast-plate, which you wear,
That th' eyes of busy fools may be stopp'd there.
Unlace yourself, for that harmonious chime
Tells me from you that now it is bed-time.
Off with that happy busk, which I envy,
That still can be, and still can stand so nigh.
Your gown going off such beauteous state reveals,
As when from flowery meads th' hill's shadow steals.
Off with your wiry coronet, and show
The hairy diadems which on you do grow.
Off with your hose and shoes ; then softly tread
In this love's hallow'd temple, this soft bed.
In such white robes heaven's angels used to be
Revealed to men ; thou, angel, bring'st with thee
A heaven-like Mahomet's paradise ; and though
Ill spirits walk in white, we easily know
By this these angels from an evil sprite ;
Those set our hairs, but these our flesh upright.
Licence my roving hands, and let them go
Before, behind, between, above, below.
O, my America, my Newfoundland,
My kingdom, safest when with one man mann'd,
My mine of precious stones, my empery ;
How am I blest in thus discovering thee !
To enter in these bonds, is to be free ;
Then, where my hand is set, my soul shall be.
Full nakedness ! All joys are due to thee ;
As souls unbodied, bodies unclothed must be
To taste whole joys. Gems which you women use
Are like Atlanta's ball cast in men's views ;
That, when a fool's eye lighteth on a gem,
His earthly soul might court that, not them.
Like pictures, or like books' gay coverings made
For laymen, are all women thus array'd.
Themselves are only mystic books, which we
—Whom their imputed grace will dignify—
Must see reveal'd. Then, since that I may know,
As liberally as to thy midwife show
Thyself ; cast all, yea, this white linen hence ;
There is no penance due to innocence :
To teach thee, I am naked first ; why then,
What needst thou have more covering than a man?

10 comentarii:

  1. ma apucasem sa citesc despre turci si armeni ca sa scriu textul promis anterior,dar m-am plictisit si mi-am adus aminte de o recomandare facuta de Alina.

  2. da, lasa armenii si turcii(sigur o sa bagi o dimensiune filozofica si o sa descrii presupusul masacru conform definitiei de genocid, iar eu nu sunt de parere ca ce s-a intamplat in 1915 a fost genocid) si scrie tu despre americani si indieni mai bine.
    By the way america si atlanta strica toata poezia. Am citit si cand dau de Oh my America zic ce ma? my America , ce p...!ula mea e asta? s-a stricat toata atmosfera

  3. el moare prin 1600 asa termenul de america nu are valenta din ziua de azi, ci cred ca descrierea vine mai degraba in termenul urmator: ”my Newfoundland”.

    o sa scriu si despre armeni ... doar momentan adun informatii.

  4. mah, indiferent de valenta pe care o avea atunci america, poezia nu se refera nici la genocid, nici la exterminarea indienilor, nici la america ca tara, nici la nimic legat de america in general...numai ca in momentul in care a fost scrisa, continentul fusese descoperit de curand, iar el compara explorarea trupului unei femei cu cea a unui continent...acuma na, putea sa spuna o my Australia...dar trebuia sa scrie poezia cativa ani mai tarziu, plus ca descoperirea australiei oricum nu cred ca a avut acelasi efect pe care l a avut america!
    dar de ce sa vedem erotismul si frumusetea poeziei...plm, hai sa analizam totul d.p.d.v polititc....pfff, america...mars mah cu poezia ta de aici!
    p.s. mersi mult ca ai postat pus o clar in topul putinelor texte lirice care mi plac si am sperat mult sa mi cada la examen...bine ca mi a cazut marxismul :(

  5. probabil ai si plans cand au daramat turnurile
    you infidel muhahahahahahahah

  6. ai inteles nimic...

  7. nici tu nu ai inteles ce am scris in primul comentariu
    dar in fine, fiecare cu damblaua lui
    de exemplu unde vezi tu analiza politica a cuvintelor America si Atlanta in comentariul meu?
    Dupa cum a zis si TheAnti daca lasa doar Newfoundland, treaba mergea ca si unsa:P

  8. al doilea comentariu da are o anumita incarcatura politica dar se face strict referire la tine si la faptul ca aperi aparitia cuvantului America si Atlanta in poezie ceea ce te face o simpatizanta a "americanismului"

  9. si nicidecum ii face dreptate poeziei

  10. ah, am facut referire si la comentariile de la penultima ta, nu ma face o simpatizanta a americanului...mai citeste o data partea cu australia...gandeste te ca a scris poezia inainte de 1601...


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