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Sirena: poesia, arte y critica 2005.1 (2005) 134-135



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El encuentro / The rendezvous

Translated by Wendell Smith

El encuentro

     Te descubrí en la penumbra cuando se
alzaron las copas. Sentí un escalofrío y bebí
el amargo líquido aceptando tu juego. Desde
entonces, a través de aquel jardín, paseas
por mis venas. Después he llegado, has
llegado, ha llegado consumiendo mi visión,
consumando su imagen. Me dices, nos dijimos:
hace años que busco una certeza, pero el mar
me impide, te impide, concentrarnos. Los
cuerpos flotan y se acumulan junto al muro.
Labios indecisos, manos arañadas, y había
tanta espuma que era imposible huir.
     Pero un día las aguas volverán a su
cauce . . .
     Mientras tanto no huyas: vigila y aguarda
en la penumbra
     lo postergado. [End Page 134]

The rendezvous

     I discovered you in the shadow
when they raised their glasses. I felt a shiver and drank
the bitter liquid, accepting your game. Since
then, through that garden, you amble through my
veins. Afterwards I have arrived, you have arrived,
it has arrived consuming my vision,
consummating its image. You tell me, we told each other:
I have been looking for a certainty for years, but
the sea keeps me from, keeps you from, concentrating. The
bodies float and pile up by the wall.
Indecisive lips, scratched hands, and there was
so much foam it was impossible to flee.
     But one day the stream will return to its
bed . . .
     In the meantime don't run away; stay and
watch in the shadow
     what has been postponed.
Teresa García Galán vive en Málaga, España. Es la autora de Cuando baje la marea (Málaga, 1992) y Redes imprevistas (Madrid, 1993). Sus poemas también han sido publicados en varias antologías. Como crítica literaria, García Galán publicó Esteticismo como rebeldía (Sevilla, 2003), un estudio sobre el poeta Pablo García Baena. Su próximo poemario, tentativamente titulado Encierro mediterráneo, se publicará durante 2005.
Teresa García Galán lives in Málaga, Spain. She is the author of Cuando baje la marea (Málaga, 1992) and Redes imprevistas (Madrid, 1993). Her work has also appeared in various anthologies. As a literary critic she is the author of Esteticismo como rebeldía (Sevilla, 2003), a study of the work of poet Pablo García Baena. Her next book of poetry, tentatively entitled Encierro mediterráneo, is scheduled to be published in 2005.


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ISSN
1554-7655
Print ISSN
1548-6400
Pages
pp. 134-135
Launched on MUSE
2005-03-24
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2013
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