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GERMÁN CUERVO

THE PAINTER BRUSH

I am an isosceles triangle and come in an angle
with one of my edges I have harmed someone
I know that already do not repeat it to me
because of this I say it in a loud voice
I am an isosceles triangle and come in an angle!
I come breaking ices
I break everything that must fall
I burn what is almost ashes
it is better to do away with the root evil
as wall painters say about walls
whatever is going to fall let it fall
this wall is sick
even if I paint on it
all of my improvements are going to fail
my nature is that of a geometric painter
I am an isosceles triangle
and I knock down
whatever is going to fall

Translation by Nicolás Suescún

GERMÁN CUERVO was born in Cali, Colombia. Writer and painter. He studied Advertsing at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University. He has obtained several literary awards: 1st national short story contest Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, 1972; national short story contest Pablo Neruda, 1973; Puertas de Oro contest, Madrid, 1981; 30 years Gran Colombia University Contest, 1982. He has published: Los indios que mató John Wayne, short stories, 1985; Historias de amor salsa y dolor, anthology of short stories, 1989;  El Mar, novel, 1994. El Viento en la Balanza, poetry award Jorge Isaacs 2006, is his first book of poetry.

Última actualización: 28/06/2018