César Vallejo - Paris, October 1936

From all of this I am the only one who leaves.
From this bench I go away, from my pants,
from my great situation, from my actions,
from my number split side to side,
from all of this I am the only one who leaves.

From the Champs Elysées or as the strange
alley of the Moon makes a turn,
my death goes away, my cradle leaves,
and, surrounded by people, alone, cut loose,
my human resemblance turns around
and dispatches its shadows one by one.

And I move away from everything, since everything
remains to create my alibi:
my shoe, its eyelet, as well as its mud
and even the bend in the elbow
of my own buttoned shirt.
César Vallejo.
"Paris - city of eternal light", a visualmyth from the public domain films of S-E Lofhelm, filmed in Paris in 1939. Chanson d'amour by Aleksander Wertynski. Two paintings of Notre Dame Catherdral by Henri Matisse, from 1902 and 1914. Powered by ONADIME. Visualmyth by Patrick Burke.                                                       
Inspired by Sarah Takako Skinner. Music by Stan Getz. Scenes of Paris 1939 by SE Lofhelm. Henri Matisse, painting of Notre Dame. Photograph of STS by Charly Barranger. Powered by ONADIME. Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.