|Le trani episode, 1972|
Palacio de Bellas Artes, México DF, 2013
Photo by Triunfo Arciniegas
The Earthwoman and the Waterwomanby Denise Levertov
The earthwoman by her oven tends her cakes of good grain. The waterwoman’s children are spindle thin. The earthwoman has oaktree arms. Her children full of blood and milk stamp through the woods shouting. The waterwoman sings gay songs in a sad voice with her moonshine children. When the earthwoman has had her fill of the good day she curls to sleep in her warm hut a dark fruitcake sleep but the waterwoman goes dancing in the misty lit-up town in dragonfly dresses and blue shoes.