Parnaso

Red Right Hand

Take a litle walk to the edge of town
Go across the tracks
Where the viaduct looms,
like a bird of doom
As it shifts and cracks
Where secrets lie in the border fires,
in the humming wires
Hey man, you know
you’re never coming back
Past the square, past the bridge,
past the mills, past the stacks
On a gathering storm comes
a tall handsome man
In a dusty black coat with
a red right hand

He’ll wrap you in his arms,
tell you that you’ve been a good boy
He’ll rekindle all the dreams
it took you a lifetime to destroy
He’ll reach deep into the hole,
heal your shrinking soul
Hey buddy, you know you’re
never ever coming back
He’s a god, he’s a man,
he’s a ghost, he’s a guru
They’re whispering his name
through this disappearing land
But hidden in his coat
is a red right hand

You ain’t got no money?
He’ll get you some
You ain’t got no car? He’ll get you one
You ain’t got no self-respect,
you feel like an insect
Well don’t you worry buddy,
cause here he comes
Through the ghettos and the barrio
and the bowery and the slum
A shadow is cast wherever he stands
Stacks of green paper in his
red right hand

You’ll see him in your nightmares,
you’ll see him in your dreams
He’ll appear out of nowhere but
he ain’t what he seems
You’ll see him in your head,
on the TV screen
And hey buddy, I’m warning
you to turn it off
He’s a ghost, he’s a god,
he’s a man, he’s a guru
You’re one microscopic cog
in his catastrophic plan
Designed and directed by
his red right hand

Não tendo lido ainda o Paradise Lost de John Milton, fico grato a Nick Cave pela referência.

What if the breath that kindl’d those grim fires
Awak’d should blow them into sevenfold rage
And plunge us in the Flames? or from above
Should intermitted vengeance Arme again
His red right hand to plague us? what if all
Her stores were op’n’d, and this Firmament
Of Hell should spout her Cataracts of Fire,
Impendent horrors, threatning hideous fall
One day upon our heads; while we perhaps
Designing or exhorting glorious Warr,
Caught in a fierie Tempest shall be hurl’d
Each on his rock transfixt, the sport and prey
Of racking whirlwinds, or for ever sunk
Under yon boyling Ocean, wrapt in Chains;
There to converse with everlasting groans,
Unrespited, unpitied, unrepreevd,
Ages of hopeless end; this would be worse.

Arquivado em:Música, Poesia

Um post autobiográfico

Desde ontem sou engenheiro mecânico-aeronáutico, mas me atenho à primeira metade do termo por gosto e aptidão. A convicção nunca foi tanta que não me fizesse pensar em desistência algumas vezes nesses últimos 5 anos: talvez eu deva agradecer à minha inércia. Achei que seria razoável encerrar o ciclo sem implicar com o discurso prafrentex e bobinho que costuma acompanhar essas ocasiões. 

Fiz algumas boas amizades no período, e é por essa e outras que de nada me arrependo. É bem provável que a maioria desapareça em breve, mas fazer o quê: outras surgirão, só não sei se com a mesma inteligência. Também é pouco provável que eu volte a pisar em São José dos Campos.

Percebi que comecei esse blog quando terminei o primeiro ano da faculdade e que, felizmente, não retiro tudo o que disse à época.

Termino com um poema do João Cabral de Melo Neto que sempre me pareceu uma visão simpática e coerente do engenheiro:

Arquivado em:Miscelânea, Poesia

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