Saturday, February 25, 2012

Emily Dickinson / Ample Make this Bed

by Emily Dickinson

Ample make this bed -
Make this Bed with Awe -
In it wait till Judgment break
Excellent and Fair.

Be it’s Mattress straight-
Be it’s Pillow round -
Let no Sunrise’ yellow noise
Interrupt this Ground -

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Emily Dickinson / I Hide Myself Within my Flower

Florecita quiteña
Quito, 2011
Photo by Triunfo Arciniegas
by Emily Dickinson

I hide myself within my flower
That wearing on your breast –
You – unsuspecting, wear me too –
And angels know the rest!

I hide myself within my flower,
That fading from your Vase,
You, unsuspecting, feel for me –
Almost a loneliness

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Orlando López Valencia / Adventure

By Orlando López Valencia

I have a nameless body
beside me.

I have in my arms
her anonymous passion
and the words that were born
in her fire.

What would she way when she wakes up
and see me without a mask,
minutely devoured?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

José Manuel Arango / XLVIII

Scarlett Johansson
By José Manuel Arango
Translated by Nicolás Suescún

in what arduous countries
in what obscure war
without knowing it

have I fought and triumphed
to have you

while you
secluded in your adolescence
evading the trials of a resplendent

were preparing for me

Friday, February 3, 2012

José Manuel Arango / Writing

By José Manuel Arango
Translated by Nicolás Suescún

night, like an animal
left its breath on my window

between the needles of the cold
I look at the trees

and in the misty glass
with my index finger, I write
this ephemeral word