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VERTICAL

Te presentaste una tarde
tibia, gris de primavera
llamando a
los ventanales
constante y suave
pero con firmeza.
Invariable y cambiante
de atemporalidad certera
en tu vertical
insistente
me recordaste
tu naturaleza.
Continúa tu descenso,
alimenta lo vital.
En este caos terrenal
existo para siempre
gracias a ti… agua.

VERTICAL

Te presentaste una tarde
tibia, gris de primavera
llamando a
los ventanales
constante y suave
pero con firmeza.
Invariable y cambiante
de atemporalidad certera
en tu vertical
insistente
me recordaste
tu naturaleza.
Continúa tu descenso,
alimenta lo vital.
En este caos terrenal
existo para siempre
gracias a ti… agua.

VERTICAL

You called one
warm, spring-grey afternoon
tapping at
the glass,
constant and gentle
but resolute.
Invariable and changing,
unerringly timeless
in your insistent
verticals,
you reminded me of
your nature.
Continue your descent,
feed what is vital.
In this earthly chaos
I exist forever
thanks to you… water.

Patricia Ferreyra  42, Seattle

Translated from Spanish by Martin Boyd

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