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Ode, to the mighty midget omac [in english and spanish] - poetry

 

Part One Midget History

I am thirty-six inches tall, that is all-

Honest to god I am My hair is green, my eyes red, and I

Have a very thick neck

My eyebrows are thin, and my beard

Has three hairs? And I bore abuse, when I was young

Yes! It happened to be; day by day?

?folks laugh at me, my appearance

You see?I make them appalled. .

I am central aged, not very old, nor am

I: pious, poor, or a fool; My wrinkles and blemishes are as they

Are-I'd not adjust them

?for food or gold? .

I came from a race, from surrounded by the earth

More antediluvian than man himself; So what do I do, I leave it to you-

Just call me Omac, the Mighty Midget.

.

Ah! I've lived in this world of evil and bad-

Sad and heartbreaking, to say the least Everyone elsewhere with everything-

With neighbors, housewives and thieves.

The only one I can think of, that I do not

Despise or hate, is an acquaintance I've met, in the depths of Iceland,

He left me a challenge to think:

Said he "Why do you call me a great man?

One you do not understand; with Dog-like attentiveness and faith?

Perhaps it is that, a midget can't live

?without an impressive mate?"

Said I to him, as he walked away, "It is

Because you're impressive to Them, not me!. . . "

Part Two Midget Hell

I visited hell, once upon a time with

Its torture chambers and horrid Rhymes?

If I could, I would take half of earth-there,

Simply to see what they could bear; Thus, her soft white dreams that she

Once seen, would then be in

?the devils care.

.

With scorpions, dim and dark, and spiteful

And atrocious sounds-of mocking By your bed; with all of this I fear my friend,

In Hell, you'd wish you were never dead.

As the wiggly worms climb all about, what

Gruesome view to hear men shout-; To see the horned malamute dogs growl

Savagely, thrashing the lot foul.

.

But I am a midget, of thirty-six inches tall

That is all?, Blue-eyed, wings that don't fly,

Blood that rushes to my head?

?When I get mad-

Oh, every now and then I play the fool, I jerk and

Shiver all over, but no one Notices-I'd like to squash them too;

My life in their minds, unnoticed.

Part Three Midget Madness

I hate those I can understand; those I

Do not, I find in my opinion unarmed, And wishing I could.

Everyone's in a bubble of superiority,

This of classes irritates me? Their soft white hush, which is more like

Cadaverous mush, wrapped up

?up, in their precious stone like dreams-!

If it was up to me, I'd rape the whores

And kill the queen-; That's the aware side of me,

The Midget side, if you please.

.

Hell with the connotation of life, just give me

A carving knife or knife; wise men die Like midgets and fools, the only difference

Is, they went to school.

The fate of man, is not in his hands,

As he'd like all to believe! Nor will pious imagery save him, they

Come and go like fools gold;

This is very plane to see!

I need no obsequiousness like they, only a

Purpose for today?!

Part Four Midget Love

I have sung many praises to love and

Beauty-: Above all, they sing back to me:

"The waters are still, the witches Are real, and evening is chilled;

But my heart is dilapidated gray- For who loves a midget anyway?"

I have my cross, where the Christians

Walk-, for I tried to be a Christian You see-; and by love and faith

I made a mistake?a midgets' a

?midget, also, in the halls of Christianity.

.

Blaspheme, blaspheme, everywhere,

I'd like to load my gun, Face the sun, twist some bones

In and out of their chest!. . .

Too bad I'm harmless?

I look out my midget door, once more

Very barely do I see, only people So many people, with envy, envy;

I just sought after to be loved you see.

Part Five Chavin De Huantar

I must benefit today! Antique am I

Compared to thee? They are captivating me back with an

Escort I see, like a prince

?under a princes care.

They are humble to me, I'm not human

You see, or so I wish not to be; To them I'm a millionaire.

There is no pretence?

?in the world for them? And in Chavin de Huantar I'll be.

.

In point of fact, I'll never be back,

Chavin de Huantar will be My home; even the ignorant understand

One must wash his hands, when?

?all that is left is famine!. . .

Note: 5/31/05 #699

Oda, al Enano Poderoso Omac

Translated by Nancy Penaloza

Parte Uno

Historia Diminuta

Soy treinta y seis pulgadas altas, que es todo-

Honesto al dios soy Mi pelo es verde, mis ojos rojos, y yo

Tengo un cuello muy grueso Mis cejas son delgadas, y mi barba

Tiene tres pelos ? Y llev el abuso, cuando yo era jven

S! Result ser; da a da ? ?amigos se ren de m, mi aspecto

Usted ve?yo los hago horrorizar. . Soy medio anciano, no muy viejo, ni soy

yo: piadoso, pobre, o un idiota; Mis arrugas y defectos son como son

Son - yo no los cambiara ?por alimento u oro.

Vine de una raza, desde dentro la tierra

Ms antiguo que el hombre mismo; entonces que hago, se lo dejo a ud-

Solamente llmeme Omac, el Enano Poderoso.

Ah! He vivido en este mundo del demonio y del mal-

Triste y desgarrador, para decir lo menos Cada uno preocupado por todo-

Con vecinos, amas de casa y ladrones.

El nico en el que puedo pensar, que no

Desprecie u odie, es un conocido lo encontr, en las profundidades de Islandia,

l me dej una criba para pensar: Dijo l " Por qu me llama usted un gran hombre?

Uno no entiende; Devocin de perro y fe?

Quizs es que, un enano no puede vivir ?sin un compaero impresionante? " Dije yo a l, en tanto l se alej, " esto es

porque tu eres impresionante Ellos, no yo! . . .

Parte Dos

Infierno Diminuto

Visit el infierno, alguna vez

Sus cmaras de tortura y horribles Rimas ? Si yo pudiera, yo llevara la mitad de la tierra -all,

Simplemente para ver lo que ellos podran llevar; As, sus sueos suaves blancos que ella

Una vez vio, entonces estara en ?el cuidado del diablo. . Con Escorpiones, dbiles y oscuros, y rencoroso

Y sonidos horribles - de silbido Por su cama; con todo esto temo mi amigo,

En el Infierno, usted deseara no estar muerto. Como los gusanos ondulados subiendo sobre todo, que

Vista espantosa, or grito de hombres-; Ver el gruido de perros de malamute astado

Ferozmente, lamiendo todo sucio. .

Pero, soy un enano, de treinta y seis pulgadas altas

Eso es todo ?, De ojos azules las alas que no vuelan,

La sangre que se eleva a mi cabeza ? ?cuando me pongo furioso-

Ah, a veces juego al idiota, tiro y

Tiemblo por todas partes, pero nadie nota - me gustara aplastarlos tambin;

Mi vida en sus mentes, inadvertidas.

Parte Tres

Locura Diminuta

Odio a aquellos puedo entender;

No hago, me encuentro desarmado, Y deseando yo podra. A todo el mundo en una burbuja de superioridad,

Esto desde luego me irrita ? Su silencio suave blanco, que es ms bien

Desplome cadavrico, envuelto ?arriba, en su cristal como sueos-! Si esto me elevara, yo violara a las rameras

Y matara a la reina-; Esto es mi lado levelheaded ,

El lado Diminuto, con su permiso. . El infierno con el significado de vida, solamente dme

Una daga o cuchillo; hombres sabios mueren Como enanos y tontos, la nica diferencia

Es, ellos fueron a la escuela. El destino del hombre, no est en sus manos,

Como le gustara a todos creer! Tampoco imgenes piadosas lo salvarn, ellos

Vienen y van como

como oro de tontos; Esto es muy claro para ver! No necesito ninguna adulacin como ellos, slo un

Objetivo para hoy ?!

Parte Cuatro

Amor Diminuto

He cantado muchas alabanzas para el amor y

Belleza-: Encima de todo, ellos cantan atrs:de mi.

" Las aguas son todava, las brujas Son verdadero, y el crepsculo es frio;

Pero mi corazn es de color gris andrajoso- Pero quin ama a un enano de todos modos? " Tengo mi cruz, donde los cristianos

El paso-, ya que trat de ser Cristiano Usted ve-; y por amor y fe

Hice un herror a los enanos ?enano, tambin, en los pasillos de cristianismo.

. Blasfeme, blasfeme, por todas partes,

Me gustara cargar mi arma, Afrontar el sol, torcer algunos huesos

dentro y fuera de su pecho!. . . Demasiado malo soy inofensivo

Miro mi puerta diminuta, una vez ms

Muy poco hago, yo veo, slo pueblo Tantas personas, con envidia, envidia;

Solamente quise ser amado usted ve.

Parte Cinco

Chavin de Huantar

Debo volver hoy! Antiguo soy yo

Comparado a Usted ? Ellos me toman atrs como una

escolta yo veo, como un prncipe ?bajo el cuidado de prncipes. Ellos son humildes para m, no soy humano

Usted ve, o entonces deseo no ser; para ellos soy un millonario.

No hay ningn pretexto ? ?en el mundo para ellos ? Y en Chavin de Huantar yo ser. .

En realidad, nunca volver,

Chavin de Huantar ser Mi casa; an el ignorante entienden

Hay que lavar sus manos, cuando ? ?todol es dejado es el hambre!. . .

Note: 5/31/05 *699

Author Dennis Siluk's web site: http://dennissiluk. tripod. com/


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Poetry Mobile keeps Museum on a roll  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Conceived by city artist and Revolving Museum Founder Jerry Beck, the Poetry Mobile is a collaborative public art project featuring poetry ...


Daily Life, Divorce, Race In New Collection By Massachusetts Poet  New England Public Radio

The poet January Gill O'Neil writes a lot about life after her divorce. That includes what she calls the ordinary, boring stuff. But her poems about a trip.


Greta Bellamacina On Battling Sexism At Cannes And The Poetry Of Valentino's AW19 Collection  Vogue.co.uk

Greta Bellamacina on working with Valentino's Pierpaolo Piccioli, her debut feature Hurt by Paradise, and being turned away on the red carpet at Cannes 2019.


Hungering: a Poetry Jukebox for Dublin’s Docklands  The Irish Times

'We asked for poems about hunger now, and the memory of past hunger that lingers in the gut'


This debut collection of poetry maps a geography of anguish in its lines and images  Scroll.in

An assured collection, Saima Afreen's poems in 'Sin of Semantics' navigate pain as well as places with passion, though they are a little too lush sometimes.


In a Small State of Poetry: No simple choices when it comes to pregnancy  The Providence Journal

Guest writer Sussy Santana explores the complex and shifting emotions she experienced in each of her pregnancies, underscoring the deeply personal ...


"Can poetry save us?": An Interview with Bifo  E-Flux

In the English-language edition of Le Monde Diplomatique, Mike Huguenor interviews Franco “Bifo” Berardi about his recent book Breathing: Chaos and Poetry, ...


WRITE TEAM: When the chicken comes home to roost  MyWebTimes.com

What does poetry mean to you?” This was the question I was posed upon my first encounter with the Ottawa High School poetry club.


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