I Ate The Cosmos for Breakfast (desde Cayey)


El director Dan Sickles es mejor conocido por Mala, Mala- documental sobre la comunidad transgénero en Puerto Rico. El día después de su estreno en Puerto Rico, Sickles se dirigió a Cayey en donde filmó el corto metraje titulado "I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast", un video poema que toma el título y el texto de un trabajo de Melissa Studdard. El método es Terrence Malick-nesco. 

En fin, la correspondencia impresionante entre imagen y palabra:



"I Ate The Cosmos for Breakfast"
—After Thich Nhat Hanh


It looked like a pancake,
but it was creation flattened out—
the fist of God on a head of wheat,
milk, the unborn child of an unsuspecting
chicken — all beaten to batter and drizzled into a pan.
I brewed my tea and closed my eyes
while I ate the sun, the air, the rain,
photosynthesis on a plate.
I ate the time it took that chicken
to bear and lay her egg
and the energy it takes a cow to lactate a cup of milk.
I thought of the farmers, the truck drivers,
the grocers, the people who made the bag that stored the wheat,
and my labor over the stove seemed short,
and the pancake tasted good,
and I was thankful.

--poem by Melissa Studdard
Film by Dan Sickles.



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