Tiempo

Caressing the unwilling hand

Time pulls childhood

towards a luminous edge

.

humming birds recognise

the scent of childhood fears

~

Translation of Tiempo by Alejandra Pizarnik (1936 / 1972). Other and far better translations are available from professional translators, such as Dr Cecci Rossi, who ran a translation games workshop today. This is my effort.

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CLP 5th May 2021