William Marr

Rookie - 497 Points (1936 / China)

Eiffel Tower - Poem by William Marr

thinking they were building
another guillotine
merciful God swooped down
trying to pull it apart

yet its steel-reinforced base
stubborn as human sins
kept it firmly on the ground
and it was turned into a lance
pointing at the heart
of the sky

at night
we can hear
grotesque dreams rise and pop
at its very tip
like balloons

(2000, Chicago)



The Chinese version:


埃菲爾鐵塔


塵世的慾望
越堆越高
終於連 寬大為懷的上帝
都忍不住俯下身來
一手把它拔掉

沒想到
鋼筋水泥的 基腳
竟如人類的罪孽
根深柢固
稍一用力
便拉成一把尖矛
直直刺向< br>天空的
心臟

夜夜
我們聽到
光怪陸離的夢
自失眠的巴 黎冉冉升空
如飽脹的氣球
在它上面噗噗
爆響

Topic(s) of this poem: human condition, social comment, touring

Form: Free Verse


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 31, 2016


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