Sunday, 13 December 2009

Cuando la criada bajó del camión,
el moyote enorme le siguió,
aferrado a sus hombros
como malas noticias.

As the maid descends from the bus,
a giant mosquito follows her,
clinging to her shoulders
like bad news.

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Joseph Harker
naming constellations

3 comments:

Luigi said...

Excellent. Liked it a lot.

Deb said...

Oh, Joseph! This is terrific. I like the translation, the image.

angie said...

I like the "clinging to her shoulders / like bad news" -- and how this could be about something entirely other than parasitic insects.