Monday, November 21, 2016

Somoza Unveils Somoza’s Statue of Somoza at the Somoza Stadium by Ernesto Cardenal


Somoza Unveils Somoza’s Statue of Somoza at the Somoza Stadium

It’s not that I think the people raised this statue to me,
because I know better than you that I ordered it myself.
Nor that I have any illusions about passing with it into posterity
because I know the people will one day tear it down.
Nor that I wished to erect to myself in life
the monument you’ll not erect to me in death:
I put up this statue just because I know you’ll hate it.

(Translated by Donald Walsh)

 

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