Gabriel Kempers – The Me Bird

Gabriel Kempers

The Me Bird

Abstract:
“The Me Bird” is a free interpretation of Pablo Neruda’s poem. The frames as a cage and the past as a burden are the background in the story of a ballerina on her journey towards freedom.

I am the Pablo Bird,
bird of a single feather,
a flier in the clear shadow
and obscure clarity,
my wings are unseen,
my ears resound
when I walk among the trees
or beneath the tombstones
like an unlucky umbrella
or a naked sword,
stretched like a bow
or round like a grape,
I fly on and on not knowing,
wounded in the dark night,
who is waiting for me,
who does not want my song,
who desires my death,
who will not know I’m arriving
and will not come to subdue me,
to bleed me, to twist me,
or to kiss my clothes,
torn by the shrieking wind.

Pablo Neruda