Alfonsina Storni poems

Alfonsina Storni(29 May 1892 - 25 October 1938 / Capriasca)
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A Eros (To Eros)

- by Alfonsina Storni 27

HE AQUI que te cacé por el pescuezo
a la orilla del mar, mientras movías
las flechas de tu aljaba para herirme
y vi en el suelo tu floreal corona.

Como a un mu?eco destripé tu vientre
y examiné sus ruedas enga?osas
y muy envuelta en sus poleas de oro
hallé una trampa que decía: sexo.

Sobre la playa, ya un gui?apo triste,
te mostré al sol, buscón de tus haza?as,
ante un corro asustado de sirenas.

Iba subiendo por la cuesta albina
tu madrina de enga?os, Do?a Luna,
y te arrojé a la boca de las olas.

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Translation

I caught you by the neck
on the shore of the sea, while you shot
arrows from your quiver to wound me
and on the ground I saw your flowered crown.

I disemboweled your stomach like a doll's
and examined your deceitful wheels,
and deeply hidden in your golden pulleys
I found a trapdoor that said: sex.

On the beach I held you, now a sad heap,
up to the sun, accomplice of your deeds,
before a chorus of frightened sirens.
Your deceitful godmother, the moon
was climbing through the crest of the dawn,
and I threw you into the mouth of the waves.

Little Little Man

- by Alfonsina Storni 27

Little little man, little little man,
set free your canary that wants to fly.
I am that canary, little little man,
leave me to fly.

I was in your cage, little little man,
little little man who gave me my cage.
I say "little little" because you don't understand me
Nor will you understand.

Nor do I understand you, but meanwhile,
open for me the cage from which I want to escape.
Little little man, I loved you half an hour,
Don't ask me again.

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