The Drum

My body summons the flame.

My body summons the smoke.

My body in disaster
like a gentle bird.

My body like islands.

My body beside the cathedrals.

My body up in the coral.

The breezes of my sea mist.

Fire upon my waters.

Waters irreversible
in the blues of the earth.

My body in full moon.

My body like the quails.

My body on a feather.

My body to sacrifice

My body in shadows.

My body in full sun.

My body, weightless, in the light,
your light, free, in the arch.

(Translated by David Frye and Nancy Abraham Hall)

From LOOKING WITHIN / MIRAR ADENTRO (Wayne State University Press, 2003)


Poems by Nancy Morejón

The Drum

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