[Marxism] My kind of poetry

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Apr 13 16:18:55 MDT 2009

 From Alberto Hildago's Ode to Lenin, cited in the essay "Literature on 
Trial" in Mariategui's 7 Interpretative Essays on Peruvian Reality:

In the hearts of the workers his name rises before the sun.
The spools of thread bless him
from the high spindles
of all the sewing machines.
Typewriters, pianos of the period, play sonatas in his honor.
He is the automatic respite
that eases the peddler's rounds.
He is the General Cooperative of hopes.
His message falls in the money box of the humble,
helping them pay the installments on their houses.
He is the horizon toward which the poor open their windows.
Hanging from the bellclapper of the sun
he beats against the metals of the afternoon
so that the workers may leave at five o'clock.

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