Friday, May 20, 2016

JORGE CARRERA ANDRADE ~




JORGE  CARRERA  ANDRADE





Imprisoned beneath the leaf

an anemone watches

the world's sadness pass


Y A H A








The cicada.

Nothing in its song reveals

that tomorrow it must die.


B A S H O








Closed house:

Around the paper lantern

the bats dance.


R A N S E T S U








Beneath the vast snowfall

many hidden seeds

wait for spring.


I N E M S O








In this everything ends:

The skeleton of a fan

when the autumn wind blows.


O T S U Y U








The dead leaf

landing caresses

the stone tomb.


R A N S E T S U








Wild goose, wild goose

how old were you

when you first cut loose?


I S S A








Spring dies

and filled with tears

are the eyes of fish.


B A S H O


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translated from the Spanish by Andrade
then from the Spanish by Joshua Beckman
and Alejandro de Acosta

WAVE BOOKS   Micrograms   2011 










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