Τετάρτη, 13 Ιανουαρίου 2010

Περί σώματος: Whitman/Banhart
















Κοινά σημεία μεταξύ Walt Whitman και Devendra Banhart: α) έχουν εμφατικές, ναρκισιστικά φορτισμένες γενειάδες β) Εκφράζονται αμφισεξουαλικά γ) Αρέσκονται σε παναμερικανικές αναφορές δ) γράφουν σε ιδίωμα που συνδυάζει την απέριττη, folksy αμεσότητα και την απενεχοποιημένη λατρεία για τις υλικές διαστάσεις της ζωής,  ε) έγραψαν, ως εκ τούτου, για το σώμα.


Walt Whitman, "I Sing the Body Electric"

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O my Body! I dare not desert the likes of you in other men and women, nor the likes of the parts of you; 130
I believe the likes of you are to stand or fall with the likes of the Soul, (and that they are the Soul;)
I believe the likes of you shall stand or fall with my poems—and that they are poems,
Man’s, woman’s, child’s, youth’s, wife’s, husband’s, mother’s, father’s, young man’s, young woman’s poems;
Head, neck, hair, ears, drop and tympan of the ears,
Eyes, eye-fringes, iris of the eye, eye-brows, and the waking or sleeping of the lids, 135
Mouth, tongue, lips, teeth, roof of the mouth, jaws, and the jaw-hinges,
Nose, nostrils of the nose, and the partition,
Cheeks, temples, forehead, chin, throat, back of the neck, neck-slue,
Strong shoulders, manly beard, scapula, hind-shoulders, and the ample side-round of the chest.

Upper-arm, arm-pit, elbow-socket, lower-arm, arm-sinews, arm-bones, 140
Wrist and wrist-joints, hand, palm, knuckles, thumb, fore-finger, finger-balls, finger-joints, finger-nails,
Broad breast-front, curling hair of the breast, breast-bone, breast-side,
Ribs, belly, back-bone, joints of the back-bone,
Hips, hip-sockets, hip-strength, inward and outward round, man-balls, man-root,
Strong set of thighs, well carrying the trunk above, 145
Leg-fibres, knee, knee-pan, upper-leg, under leg,
Ankles, instep, foot-ball, toes, toe-joints, the heel;
All attitudes, all the shapeliness, all the belongings of my or your body, or of any one’s body, male or female,
The lung-sponges, the stomach-sac, the bowels sweet and clean,
The brain in its folds inside the skull-frame, 150
Sympathies, heart-valves, palate-valves, sexuality, maternity,
Womanhood, and all that is a woman—and the man that comes from woman,
The womb, the teats, nipples, breast-milk, tears, laughter, weeping, love-looks, love-perturbations and risings,
The voice, articulation, language, whispering, shouting aloud,
Food, drink, pulse, digestion, sweat, sleep, walking, swimming, 155
Poise on the hips, leaping, reclining, embracing, arm-curving and tightening,
The continual changes of the flex of the mouth, and around the eyes,
The skin, the sun-burnt shade, freckles, hair,
The curious sympathy one feels, when feeling with the hand the naked meat of the body,
The circling rivers, the breath, and breathing it in and out, 160
The beauty of the waist, and thence of the hips, and thence downward toward the knees,
The thin red jellies within you, or within me—the bones, and the marrow in the bones,
The exquisite realization of health;
O I say, these are not the parts and poems of the Body only, but of the Soul,
O I say now these are the Soul! 165


Devendra Banhart, "The Body Breaks"


The body breaks and the body is fine
I'm open to yours and I'm open to mine
The body aches and that ache takes its time
But you'll get over yours and I'll get over mine
And the sun will shine
And the moon will rise
The body calls
Yeah the body it calls out
It whispers at first but it ends with a shout
The body burns
Yeah the body burns strong
Until mine is with yours
Then mine will burn on
My flesh sings out
It sings come put me out
The body sways like the wind on a swing
A bridge through a hoop
Or a lake through a ring
The body stays and then the body moves on
And I'd really rather not dwell on when yours will be gone
But within the dark
There is a shine
One tiny spark
That's yours and mine





4 σχόλια:

Δημήτρης είπε...

Παρεμπιπτόντως, όσο στοιχειωτικό και εκτός-του-κόσμου-τούτου βρήκα το Rejoicing In The Hands, τόσο βρήκα τα επόμενα από απογοητευτικά έως γελοία. Η γραμμή αποδείχθηκε πολύ λεπτή. Κρίμα.

Αντωνης είπε...

Το πιο πρόσφατό του είναι όντως απογοητευτικό, τα προηγούμενα μου άρεσαν, ομολογώ, αλλά κανένα δεν φτάνει την απόκοσμη λιτότητα του Rejoicing.

Νοσφεράτος είπε...

καλά που εβαλες τους συνδεσμους φιλε
Στην αρχή διαβαζα πρωτα την αναρτηση και μετα εκανα συνδεσμο στην Σπηλια..
τωρα το κανω αναποδα . Πρωτα κανω συνδεσμο και μετα διαβαζω τη αναρτηση .. Και ποτε δεν πεφτω εξω . ειναι ολες εξαιρετικές...

Αντωνης είπε...

Να σαι καλά φίλε Νοσφεράτε.