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Alfredo Pérez Alencart in PlovdivLit


(In the light of Matthew 23)

Shrill voices, wild exaggerations

sharpening their tongues, deliriums

demanding purity,

constantly harassing…


Voracious, like an army of ants,

they would even attack the Beloved One

who sprinkled on us

a nutricious drop

of joy


and a great measure of hope.


After their wild gesticulations,

in their fury

they will accept no peace.


They accept none but the monotonous chant

of the rachitic catechism

with which they have lulled them.


The Pharisees, always the Pharisees.

Translated by Испански: Стюарт Парк


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