杰弗里·金曼的一首诗

友好打印,PDF和电子邮件

大象先生

                            Let’s try replacing the ears—
large flaps are prohibitive.
               Lizard-ears allow
nonstop listening:

pencil scratch   earrings jangle   baby smacking mouthfuls
It’s pleasant listening   all kinds.
                            Yes, we could give Elephant lizard-ears.

We could tell him what to do.
                                                         Clair de Lune.
Elephant, listen to Clair de Lune—it’s lovely!
               Will Elephant like music?
                            We don’t know.

The trunk, how about the trunk.
               Huge brown eye, thoughtful (scheming?) Restless,
                            he rocks back and forth back and forth
               for ages.
OK, we’ll let him have his trunk.

It’s hot in the sun—
                            can he fan himself with music?
He doesn’t know—doesn’t appreciate his new ears.

Why all the rocking? Stand still.
               Leaving now, caravan style.
                            Just the one elephant, lumbering amidst us.
               He won’t if he doesn’t eat.

*

Look, sweetie. See the elephant?
What does Elephant say?
Not moo, not shkree.

Little boy says
                            love you

Elephant says

                            forget
                                                         forget

 

 

 

杰弗里·金曼 家住加利福尼亚州瓦列霍的纳帕河。他是2012年革命屋Flash小说大赛的获胜者,并且是2013年弗罗斯特广场(Frost Place Chapbook)奖学金的准决赛者。他的小说, 摩托女孩,大约是一个12岁的女孩学习骑越野摩托车。

五彩的大象形象 图片由Shutterstock提供。

Terrain.org 是世界’是第一本地方性在线杂志,自1997年以来出版了丰富的文学,艺术品,案例研究等书籍。