Behind the Curtain
by Coral Bracho
Behind the curtain there is a world of calm,
behind that thick green
An unsullied realm, its silence.
From that flowing vision
of another world,
from that other reality's diaspora of sounds; from that other time,
enmeshed, they are calling me.
The literal translation of this poem was made by Tom Boll
The final translated version of the poem is by Katherine Pierpoint
From La voluntad del ámbar (1998).
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