To You | Alejandra Pizarnik

—translated by Forrest Gander & Patricio Ferrari |  The Paris Review
Issue no. 224 (Spring 2018).

To You

to you
the view
to me
the months
memory
armoire of glory
sullen salon of salt
you up high
announcement annulled
the arc the archaic
everything’s weight
strangles
strange circle
love me
it’s your play
I say
no one says
nothing says
the back of the curtain
makes love to the wind
I wait
until they finish up
living
without you
at dawn without you
I see myself naked
among the dross
that we toss
each to her place
to cry
to speak
an absence
to each her own absence
I’ve chosen
I’ve gone pure
I drank to see him again
at the bottom of your wine
your cry in vain

—translated by Forrest Gander & Patricio Ferrari |  The Paris Review
Issue no. 224 (Spring 2018).