Finesse de Brasil

the bossa novas
of the
'60s
accompanied by
the vaguely irregular
vaguely neurotic
rim shots
of the stick
clicking horizontally
on the snare drum
from the perspective
of the 21st century –
a sort of clockwork
tick-tock
finely and discreetly dissolved
in a time of finesse
and discretion
dissolved in a memory
flaring phosphorescent
in the closing
chords
of cantabile poetries
of legible melodies

Translations from the Romanian 
By Adam J. Sorkin and the author

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