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  • A gran hambre no hay mal pan
  • Ricardo Pau-Llosa (bio)

To a great hunger, the Spanish often say,there is no poor bread. Delicacyrules the gutter of vital randomness.What doesn't kill you—a brute cliché goes—will fatten you. Nothing mercurial about needas it forages away riches for what feeds.

Who eats silk if not the evil moth?Yet great bread prods hunger from its slothof docent meagerness. Silks routthe rough burlap, teach skin to flouttransience. Eat the finest meatand no masking sauce will lure retreat

to slop. Habit is coined in a single pleasure:a gran pan no hay mal hambre. [End Page 242]

Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Ricardo Pau-Llosa's most recent book of poems is The Turning. He is also an art critic and curator.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2168-5541
Print ISSN
0038-4534
Pages
p. 242
Launched on MUSE
2020-04-11
Open Access
No
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