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GERMAIN DROOGENBROODT (edited by)

Hernandez

Higorca Gómez Carrasco, Spain

If so intensely
we would live like the rose
the deep perfume of the bodies
would mean much more.
Oh, short intense life
of a day of secular roses,
you passed by the house
alike, alike, alike,
a wounded meteor, scented
by beauty and truth
The trace you left is an abyss
with residues of roses
where a perfume which doesn’t degrade
causes that our bodies are carried away.

MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ (SPAIN, 1910-1942)
Translation: Germain Droogenbroodt – Hatto Fischer
from “Cancionero y romancero de ausencias

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