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Variación / Variations

Federico García Lorca

El remanso de aire
bajo la rama del eco.

El remanso del agua
bajo fronda de luceros.

El remanso de tu boca
bajo espesura de besos.

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The still waters of the air
under the bough of the echo.

The still waters of the water
under a frond of stars.

The still waters of your mouth
under a thicket of kisses.

Translated from the Spanish by Lysander Kemp


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"Variations" ("Variación"), translated by Lysander Kemp, from Selected Poems by Federico García Lorca. Copyright © 1955 by New Directions Publishing Corporation. Reprinted with the permission of the publishers.

 

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