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teeth of flowers, hairnet of dew…

posted on Tuesday April 5, 2011 | in Crik Crak,River of Beauty and Youth | 2 Comments

Teeth of flowers, hairnet of dew,
hands of herbs, you, perfect wet nurse,
prepare the earthly sheets for me
and the down quilt of weeded moss.

I am going to sleep, my nurse, put me to bed.
Set a lamp at my headboard;
a constellation; whatever you like;
all are good: lower it a bit.

Leave me alone: you hear the buds breaking through . . .
a celestial foot rocks you from above
and a bird traces a pattern for you

so you’ll forget . . . Thank you. Oh, one request:
if he telephones again
tell him not to keep trying for I have left . . .

– Alfonsina Storni

Sent to me by Ada here

photo: sleep by Auguste Rodin at the Musee Rodin, Paris.

 

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2 Comments

  1. laia (Reply) on Tuesday 5, 2011

    Love her!
    I wrote a paper about her in the 10th grade.

  2. malika (Reply) on Tuesday 5, 2011

    sogni d’oro !

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