Papageientulpe

In his clean vegetation

the parrot, judicious,

poses on a branch,

The narrator of the scene,

aware of the perfect fruits,

the white and bIue ftowers,

the snake with an ear for music;

he presides.

 

The apes

hold their oranges like skulls,

like chalices.

They are below the parrot

above the oranges-

a jungle serfdom which

with this order

reposes.

 

They are the ideals of dreams.

Among the exactness,

the symmetrical petals,

the efficiently flying angels,

there is complete liberation.

The parrot is interchangeable;

tomorrow in its place

a waltzing man and tiger,

brash legs of a bird.

Michael Ondaatje HENRI ROUSSEAU AND FRIENDS for Bill Muysson

 



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