and still brancusi

Brancusi

and still brancusi

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removed archimedes
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from the bathtub
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… dedicated to salvador dali
poem by Paul Vinicius
translated from Romanian by Claudia Moscovici 
sometimes
my love
I gaze at you as at a physical body
(solid)
immersed in a liquid
that displaced
God
from there
or at least
his music
which keeps rising higher and higher
on its feet
like a vertical phallus
of the ocean
copulating
with the sky
please forgive me
that i forgot to buy tea
nettles potatoes cornmeal and parsley
and to offer you
the bouquet of forget-me-nots
for your birthday
to have told you goodnight
when I cracked the squeaky door
in such an inhuman, feline manner
and
above all
(above all)
forgive me
that
(look)
I think of brancusi
when I’m speaking
with you
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About romanticlovepoetry

I was born in Bucharest, Romania and immigrated to the United States when I was almost twelve years old. Here I obtained an B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph. D. in Comparative Literature from Brown University. At Princeton, I met and fell in love with my husband, Dan. We live in Michigan with our two children, Sophie and Alex. I taught philosophy and literature, focusing on the Romantic period, at Boston University and the University of Michigan. Since 2003, I've been working with a group of international artists on postromanticism, a contemporary art movement that I co-founded with the Mexican sculptor Leonardo Pereznieto. Postromantic artists strive to express beauty, sensuality and passion in their artwork. I do the same in my scholarly book "Romanticism and Postromanticism" (2007) and in a collection of love poems, "The Painful Poignancy of Desire" (2007). If you're interested in taking a look at this art, our website is postromanticism.com. I'm also a fiction writer. My first novel, "Velvet Totalitarianism" (2009), describes a family's survival in communist Romania due to the strength of their love. You can find out more about me and my writing on my author's profile on Notablewriters.com.
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