Category Archives: Asturianu

Patriae Terra

I watch the oak in the hearth, the solid force of its flame, the peaceful burning of its counsel. At times from those flames you can hear the groan of the bark, like a new-born foal. An oak log on … Continue reading

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The Cold Solitude of Statues

On the Cold Solitude of Statues I Expect me in the empty streets of this silent nocturnal hour. Inside the thick fog which wraps up the statues, on their useless lips. Expect me on the cold frost caressing the stone … Continue reading

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Elías Veiga- Robinson Astur

Last Tuesday The men from the council Put out Three waste containers Next to the church. It’s about time Now there’s hardly anyone left In the village: Four pensioners With an old cow And four chickens. All the young men … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams

María Teresa González     Sweet dreams Have sweet dreams Even if they are not of me And you are not at my side. May the gods favour you With a rich harvest where Love is handsomely sown. On your journey find … Continue reading

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Cuartetu de la Criación

Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate  You shut the door tight and barely hear Much more at your back than the striking Hard and dry of wood and iron. You’re not going out, no, but in to the hearth Where all … Continue reading

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Vanessa Gutiérrez- The House

The House In memory of the runaway (fugáu) Ladino Suárez Four decades on He came back to the homeland of his dead To pay the debt he contracted With burnt blood. How much pain there was amongst the ivy That … Continue reading

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Miguel Allende- The Dream

The Dream Life’s dreams will be of you And of the lords of days you’ll be. I’ll be the girl alive in your dream Love of absence and nothingness. The blue light will write itself For you, morning’s thorn White … Continue reading

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Animal estrañu

Pablo Antón Marín Estrada Animal Estrañu  (KRK: Uviéu, 2008) The Song of One Who Comes and Leaves I speak in your tongue, When barefoot I tread the grass, I caress your skin When I write down The word drizzle, I … Continue reading

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Xuan María Acebal

He follows behind the lazy cows And turns a deep furrow with the plough: When weeding he pulls out the bad growth And thins out the maize when it’s overgrown; When reaping he makes piles of cornstalks Or cobs to … Continue reading

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Francisco Bances Candamo- Poesía Selecta (Gijón: Pexe, 2004)

Life in the Village Those who say that a man can live at peace Hidden away in a village, wanting Desiring and aiming for nothing, Where finely-dressed Envy has no lease, Let them come here for Experience to release Them … Continue reading

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