Just Yesterday

by Víctor Terán

Just yesterday
my love was
like a kid breaking in
the year's new clothes.

Just yesterday
I was a bell
joyfully coming and going
announcing mass.

Now I am
like the virgin bride whose lover
refused consummation,
like a sun finished burning
whose ash  
                  is scattered by the wind.

The literal translation of this poem was made by David Shook

The final translated version of the poem is by David Shook


This poem was first published in Oxford Magazine


  1. October 2nd, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Pooja says:

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  2. November 9th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    your mum says:

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