Saturday, 10 April 2021

Shadow of The Light - Iliana Villanueva

The fountain illuminates pigeons and pigeons
pigeons about to say
volatile with sayings
white from their intense violence.

Decapitated the word
the treasuring ray returns to the water:
troubles the spume of the extinguished fish.

A girl brimming
sleeks the elated waves
says:
"the fountain illuminates"
and beneath her paddling hand
a fish darkens

Iliana Villanueva (born 1980) Mexico
Translated by Jen Hofer
Source: Aufgabe 3, Fall 2003

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