Nerudajarse

02/26/2012

una lección de sangre te dio el fuego,
de la harina parediste a ser sagrada,
y del pan el idioma y el aroma.

fire taught you a lesson of the blood;
you learned your holiness from flour,
from bread your language and aroma.

-from Pablo Neruda, soneto XIII, Cien sonetos de amor
transl. by Stephen Tapscott

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