Sunday, September 14, 2008

The window

The window (la ventana) es un breve y jugoso poema del maestro Lovecraft que evoca la imagen de una vieja casa donde, en una extraña habitación, una ventana ha sido tapiada por piedra ancestral. Los recuerdos de infancia, confusos en un entorno de duermevela, pronto dan paso al presente donde el adulto, inquieto por el pasado, intentará abrir la ventana, afrontando la realidad.
La adaptación de Corben en Haunt of horror: Lovecraft #3 es muy literal. Son 4 páginas donde en la última viñeta se muestra finalmente lo que oculta la ventana. Como en el poema, un final abierto, muy abierto.



The Window
by Lovecraft

The house was old, with tangled wings outthrown,

Of which no one could ever half keep track,
And in a small room somewhat near the back
Was an odd window sealed with ancient stone.
There, in a dream-plagued childhood, quite alone
I used to go, where night reigned vague and black;
Parting the cobwebs with a curious lack
Of fear, and with a wonder each time grown.

One later day I brought the masons there
To find what view my dim forbears had shunned,
But as they pierced the stone, a rush of air
Burst from the alien voids that yawned beyond.
They fled - but I peered through and found unrolled
All the wild worlds of which my dreams had told.