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Poem

Amparo Osorio

SCATTERING OF ASH

Dust turning to dust
with open hands.
There is no room in the sky
for the solitude of eyelids.

Mute and empty
earth lies in you.

Land of rubble
implacable outrage

and the high blue canopy
far away.

DISPERSIÓN DE CENIZA

DISPERSIÓN DE CENIZA

Polvo que vuelve al polvo
con las manos abiertas.
Ya no cabe en el cielo
la soledad de párpados.

Muda y vacía
en ti yace la tierra.

Tierra de escombros
implacable ultraje

y el alto azul
lejano.
Close

SCATTERING OF ASH

Dust turning to dust
with open hands.
There is no room in the sky
for the solitude of eyelids.

Mute and empty
earth lies in you.

Land of rubble
implacable outrage

and the high blue canopy
far away.

SCATTERING OF ASH

Dust turning to dust
with open hands.
There is no room in the sky
for the solitude of eyelids.

Mute and empty
earth lies in you.

Land of rubble
implacable outrage

and the high blue canopy
far away.
Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Hendrik Muller fonds
Lira fonds
J.E. Jurriaanse
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
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