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Raúl Guerrero Montemayor - Padre y Compadre
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My Mother's Red Shawl - El Rebozo Colorado
Raúl Guerrero Montemayor - Un Padre y Compadre




México, Distrito Federal
18 de diciembre, 2012


el viejo antes de dormir cuenta a sus amigos y a menudo
en la noche despierta asustado pensando que le falto otro
y hay mañanas en que realmente le falta otro
y más encogido y más solo se siente y a persona o cosa
que ve le dice adiós con los ojos

y ahí en su silla atraviesa los días como el pasajero único
de una barca crujiente en un mar tempestoso



the old man counts his friends before falling asleep and
often wakes in the night afraid thinking that one is missing
and some mornings one really is missing
and he feels more shrunken and alone and he says goodbye
with his eyes to everyone or thing he sees
and there in his chair he crosses the days like the only
passenger in a creaking ship on a stormy sea.

Homero Aridjis
Eyes to See Otherwise – Ojos de Otro Mirar
Selected Poems
Edited by Betty Ferber and George Mc Whirter


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Previous Posts
In A Disguise Of Featherless Birds

Boys Become Angels

La Ciudad Y Los Perros De Homero Aridjis

Raúl's Staircase

Alexandra Waterhouse-Hayward - Maestra

Shirley Gnome - Singer/Provocateur

The Christmas Song - Shirley Gnome

Hipsters Not

Escombros

The Dream Between Two Eyelids



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