Posts Tagged ‘Leon Trotsky’

Desmond Painter. Die nimmereindigende gedigte van Leon Trotsky (vir Andries Bezuidenhout…)

Monday, March 12th, 2012
Leon Trotski

Leon Trotsky

Ek kom vanoggend af op een of ander jong politieke wetenskaplike se webblad, Economic Liberty is die naam daarvan. Die beste ding op die webblad is die “Randomized Trotsky Poetry Generator”. Briljant! Elke keer as jy die blad verfris, verskyn daar ‘n nuwe gedig “deur” Leon Trotsky… 

Mens kan twee dinge hieruit leer; een klink dalk negatief, die ander is beslis baie positief.

Die eerste, moontlik negatiewe les is dat selfs die maak van gedigte geoutomatiseer kan word. Moet jou nie te veel hieroor ontstel nie: as jy by die dissipline van ‘n rymskema inval, erken jy tog alreeds dat ‘betekenis’ (of betekenis-effekte) in ‘n gedig deels outonoom van ‘n subjektiewe intensionaliteit, ‘n bedoelende subjek, beklink word (of op loop gesit word).

Die tweede les is natuurlik dat die gedig magtiger is as die yspik!

Hier is ‘n paar van Trotsky se onlangse gedigte:

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By the
Estimate of its spiritual resources.
On the flower of the urban proletariat,
Terrorism in principle .

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Economy is unthinkable without
The prohibition of the sale of vodka. Our
Totalitarian regime of fear, lies
Of the transitional epoch be attained.

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The dictatorship of the
Ideas in one’s head. But in order
Yield and on which to stand
Does not exist.

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A few thousand or even tens
In one’s head. But in order
The interests of the general Socialist task. In 1891,
Class life.

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Producers and consumers, freedom
It so easily frees itself from the
Partial changes, but of the very existence of
The chaos.

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Exist. But of rudeness, inherited
Truth about it and thereby teach them
A revolutionary policy, especially in our epoch of abrupt
changes. Mythology
The development of new ones.