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September 15th, 2012
12:46 am


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Grace Paley. Here
Нашла вот потрясающее стихтворение. Одна женщина написала его, когда ей было уже за 80.


Here I am in the garden laughing
an old woman with heavy breasts
and a nicely mapped face

how did this happen
well that's who I wanted to be

at last a woman
in the old style sitting
stout thighs apart under
a big skirt grandchild sliding
on off my lap a pleasant
summer perspiration

that's my old man across the yard
he's talking to the meter reader
he's telling him the world's sad story
how electricity is oil or uranium
and so forth I tell my grandson
run over to your grandpa ask him
to sit beside me for a minute I
am suddenly exhausted by my desire
to kiss his sweet explaining lips.


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Date:September 14th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
очень женское
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Date:September 15th, 2012 11:30 am (UTC)
:) Помню твои слова про встречу двух вселенных. ) Когда женщины разговаривают.
Date:September 14th, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
"that's who I wanted to be" как-то сомнительно, хотя вообще неплохая жизнь: внук, муж жив и с ней.
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Date:September 15th, 2012 11:30 am (UTC)
В 80 лет, ага.
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Date:September 15th, 2012 11:31 am (UTC)
Вот это еще у нее люблю.

I Met a Seducer
Grace Paley (2008)

One day a seducer met a seducer
now said one what do we do
fly into each other's arms said
the other ugh said one they turned
stood back to back one
looked over one's shoulder smiled
shyly other turned seconds
too late made a lovelier
shy smile oh my dear said other
my own dear said one
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Date:September 15th, 2012 11:32 am (UTC)
Ой, строки сбились.
Вот: http://poemhunter.blogspot.com/2008/01/i-met-seducer.html

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