I water the plants around the house
And beg the trees to pardon me
this paper where I plant these
words of stone,
watered as I weep.
Cabral, Astrid. “Ritual.” Trans. Alexis Levitin. Literary Amazonia: Modern Writing by Amazonian Authors. Ed. Nicomedes Suárez-Araúz. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2004. p. 51.