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Poem

Fredy Chicangana

DREAMS

Happy the night
master of the naked dreams of the paramo
because it is free in the mountain tops.

Happy the water
that makes the flowers grow on this menaced earth
because it grants beauty facing death.

Happy the grandfather
who had time to die and to sing in the midst of war.

Happy the dreams of the people of the blue earth
because they are of drum, of river, of women’s breasts,
of stubborn root that evades death…

SUEÑOS

SUEÑOS

Dichosa la noche
dueña del sueño desnudo de la hierba de páramo
porque es libre en lo alto de la montaña.

Dichosa el agua
que hace crecer las flores de esta tierra amenazada
porque ante la muerte otorga la belleza.

Dichoso el abuelo
que tuvo tiempo de morir y cantar en medio de la guerra.

Dichosos los sueños de la gente de la tierra azul
porque son de tambor, de río, de pechos de mujer,
de terca raíz que esquiva la muerte…
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DREAMS

Happy the night
master of the naked dreams of the paramo
because it is free in the mountain tops.

Happy the water
that makes the flowers grow on this menaced earth
because it grants beauty facing death.

Happy the grandfather
who had time to die and to sing in the midst of war.

Happy the dreams of the people of the blue earth
because they are of drum, of river, of women’s breasts,
of stubborn root that evades death…

DREAMS

Happy the night
master of the naked dreams of the paramo
because it is free in the mountain tops.

Happy the water
that makes the flowers grow on this menaced earth
because it grants beauty facing death.

Happy the grandfather
who had time to die and to sing in the midst of war.

Happy the dreams of the people of the blue earth
because they are of drum, of river, of women’s breasts,
of stubborn root that evades death…
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