Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Federico García Lorca: "The Silence"

Listen, my child, to the silence.
An undulating silence,
a silence
that turns valleys and echoes slippery,
that bends foreheads
toward the ground.

El silencio

Oye, hijo mío, el silencio.
Es un silencio ondulado,
un silencio,
donde resbalan valles y ecos
y que inclina las frentes
hacia el suelo.

"The Silence" by Federico García Lorca, translated from the original Spanish by Cola Franzen. From Selected Verses, edited by Christopher Maurer. © Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.  

Art credit: "Solitude," photograph by Jan Vojtek.

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