Poems that Love Me is an anthology of poetry that draws on his family, his readings of the classics and the scriptures, his friends and his lovers. Imbued with nostalgia and irony, his poems are emotionally charged and direct. They connect very well with contemporary readers.
Author Xavier Oquendo Troncoso
Translation Gordon E. McNeer
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to get up early,
to wash your hands in the wind,
to go out and try your luck with the weather
(to reveal your bad fortune).
To return with chrysanthemums in your eyes,
to give birth to a chill of all chills,
to visit the oyster of your pearls
(to reveal utopia to the pearl).
To fall asleep late,
to wake up.
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