Nerdo es un animador italiano afincado en Torino verdaderamente espléndido. Entre sus obras, que pueden ser disfrutadas en su cuenta personal de Vimeo:, está esta animación de uno de los poemas más renombrados de Charles Bukowski. Pocas cosas nos parecen más interesantes en penúltiMa que, usando la terminología de de WJT Mitchell, la tensión entre las image (imagen) y las picture (su plasmación física). La poesía está hecha de imágenes, pero no es habitual verla trasladada a un lenguaje icónico. Acá tienen el trabajo de Nerdo y, debajo, el poema de Bukowski.



Beer, de Charles Bukowski

I don’t know how many bottles of beer
I have consumed while waiting for things
to get better
I dont know how much wine and whisky
and beer
mostly beer
I have consumed after
splits with women-
waiting for the phone to ring
waiting for the sound of footsteps,
and the phone to ring
waiting for the sounds of footsteps,
and the phone never rings
until much later
and the footsteps never arrive
until much later
when my stomach is coming up
out of my mouth
they arrive as fresh as spring flowers:
«what the hell have you done to yourself?
it will be 3 days before you can fuck me!»

the female is durable
she lives seven and one half years longer
than the male, and she drinks very little beer
because she knows its bad for the figure.

while we are going mad
they are out
dancing and laughing
with horney cowboys.

well, there’s beer
sacks and sacks of empty beer bottles
and when you pick one up
the bottle fall through the wet bottom
of the paper sack
spilling gray wet ash
and stale beer,
or the sacks fall over at 4 a.m.
in the morning
making the only sound in your life.

rivers and seas of beer
the radio singing love songs
as the phone remains silent
and the walls stand
straight up and down
and beer is all there is.