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June 13, 2009
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1. Charcos
brillan los charcos-
espejos rotos
por pies

2. Gotas
Suenan las gotas
tocando los platos.
Sueña con el mar.

vienen los gusanos
de mis pesadillas-

Sopapillas amarillas
las hojas de canelo

quiero caminar
en la playa
si vivo yo
a los 100 años,
nunca olvidare
esas noches
por la luna.
My short Spanish poems, translated more or less as the following:

1. puddles shine
mirrors broken (or broken mirrors)
by feet

2. the drops sound
playing the plates
dream of the sea

Tocar also means to touch.

They come, the worms
of my nightmares-
fall (collapse)

I will link the explanation to this one when I post the longer poem.

yellow sopapillas (doughnut like food)
the canelo (a tree) leaves

The Mapuche new year is around the summer solstice (though it is winter here). Canelo is a sacred tree that symbols peace as well as serving as an altar to the higher spiritual world. Sopapillas are a traditional Mapuche food and are fried goodness :)

I want to walk
on the beach
with you.
If I live
to 100 years,
I'll never forget
those moonlit

Hope you enjoy, as always, thoughts and critiques are welcome :)
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mreid973 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
I thought I commented earlier, but I guess not. So congratulations on the DLD! I love the rhythm and imagery in these. And you taught me a new word (gusano). 2 & 5 are my favorites.
mooshu17 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, it's hard to keep up sometimes. Thank you :)
somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009   Writer
Spanish sounds like a language that I can get my teeth in to. Even when they are not about food they sound like they are about food to me! So I was pleased to see in the translations that at least one of them is about food! :D
My favourites are #3 and #5; I like their subject matter and mood.
mooshu17 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Well, in the Spanish speaking countries that I have visited preparing and eating food is always important aspect of daily life :) Thank you very much for the comment. I'm glad you like them. I think 3 and 5 are my favorites too.
Djoseph Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh. Seems I've been missing some real gems in your gallery.
I could almost read them in original as well. At least I know how to pronounce the words I don't remember anymore. Wish I had more time to practice this lovely language, and you make it sound all the more lovely like this. :)
Number two especially. Nice double play on tocar.
mooshu17 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Aw :blush: Thank you, I am glad you like them. I've been studying/speaking Spanish for so long that sometimes these random thoughts bounce out of my head as Spanish poems :shrug: :D
Djoseph Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
¡Que guay! :D
That's how it should be. :)
windfenix Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009   Writer
Beautiful imagery; I really liked this. =)
mooshu17 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I keep meaning to add to it...
Neko-Tan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like #1, and thanks for providing the translations.
Congrats on the feature, by the way!
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