Sunday, May 2, 2010

Moonswim Four Six


Y cómo se llama ese mes
que está entre Diciembre y Enero?
Con qué derecho numeraron
las doce uvas del racimo?

Por qué no nos dieron extensos
meses que duren todo el año?

No te engañó la primavera
con besos que no florecieron?

Pablo Neruda

And what DO you call the month
between December and January?

By what directive do they enumerate
a dozen grapes a bunch?

And why not, since they were giving them out anyway,
long spacious months that last the whole year?

Did Spring never cheat on you with kisses
that never bloomed?

[Tr. E. A. Costa]
Graphics & English translation copyright EAC