martes, 16 de abril de 2013

Dead man & William Blake

Tema de Neil Young de la película "Dead man" de Jim Jarmusch en donde el director realiza una mezcla bizarra pero genial entre el poeta visionario William Blake y la tradición nativa - en clave de parodia - de los amerindios pieles rojas. A mitad del vídeo se narra un poema apocalíptico de William Blake sacado de su obra "El matrimonio del Cielo y el Infierno." Lo que está en corchete no se menciona en el vídeo.

The ancient tradition that the world will be consumed in fire at the end of six thousand years is true, as I have heard from Hell.
[For the cherub with his flaming sword is hereby commanded to leave his guard at the tree of life, and when he does], the whole creation will be consumed and appear infinite and holy whereas it now appears finite & corrupt.
This will come to pass by an improvement of sensual enjoyment.
[But first the notion that man has a body distinct from his soul is to be expunged; this I shall do, by printing in the infernal method, by corrosives, which in Hell are salutary and medicinal, melting apparent surfaces away, and displaying the infinite which was hid.]
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. [For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narow chinks of his cavern.]

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