Carta de una suicida (Suicide note), Ulalume González de León, translation by Terry Ehret, Nancy J. Morales, and John Johnson

High Tone HauntingHi-Tone Haunting. Memphis. 2013. Barl (photo credit: Karen B. Golightly)

 

Audio for “Carta de una suicida,” read by Nancy J. Morales:

 

Carta de una suicida

Todo lo perdido
nuestro para siempre,
a prueba de vida,
a prueba de muerte.

Hoy soñé que ayer
era diferente
y me desperté
para no perderte.

Hoy soñé que era
lo mismo mañana:
por tenerte siempre
me morí en la cama.

 

Audio for “Suicide note,” read by Ellen Jane Johnson Hensel:

 

Suicide note

All that is lost
ours forever,
life-proof,
death-proof.

Today I dreamed that yesterday
was different
and I woke up
so I wouldn’t lose you.

Today I dreamed that it was
the same tomorrow:
to have you always
I died in bed.

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

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