terça-feira, 8 de maio de 2012

O gigante de Illinois

The giant of Illinois 
died from a blister on his toe
after walking all day
through the first winter snow.
Throwing bits of stale bread 
to the last speckled doves,
he never even felt
his shoes filled with blood.
Delirious with pain,
his bedroom walls began to glow
and he felt himself soaring up
through falling snow -
and the sky was a woman's arms.
A boy with a club foot
had sat next to him in school.
Once upon a summer's day 
they went walking through the woods.
They spotted a sleeping swan
on the banks of a muddy stream,
and they stormed it with rocks
until it collapsed in the reeds.
They lay out on the grass,
full of chocolate and lemonade
but underneath it all the giant was afraid -
the sky was a woman's arms.
(Brett and Rennie Sparks, na voz de Andrew Bird.)