Acto amoroso (Love making), Ulalume González de León, trans. by Terry Ehret, Nancy J. Morales and John Johnson

Big SisterBig Sister. St. Louis. 2013. Anon. (photo credit: Karen B. Golightly)

 

 Audio for “Acto amoroso,” read by Nancy J. Morales:

 

Acto amoroso:

dos se miran uno al otro
hasta que son irreales

entonces
cierran los ojos

y se tocan uno al otro
hasta que son irreales

entonces
guardan los cuerpos,

y se sueñan uno al otro
hasta que son tán reales
que despiertan:
                            dos se miran...

 

Audio for “Love making,” read by Ellen Jane Johnson Hensel:

 

Love making:

two look at one another
until they are unreal

then
they close their eyes

and touch one another
until they are unreal

then
they put away their bodies,

and dream one another
until they are so real

that they awaken:
                                 two looking…

 

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Ulalume González de León, translation by Terry Ehret, Nancy Morales and John Johnson

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