Look, Maria

Homero Aridjis

Look, Maria, the shadow of the undergrowth

like a stain staring at us


Look, Maria, the butterfly’s shadow

like another Maria landing on the sea.


Look, Maria, apples dropping from the apple tree

into the hands of the man waiting for them.




Aridjis, Homero. “Look, María.” Poemas solares: Solar Poems. Trans. George McWhirter. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2010. p. 161.

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