US Army Base (a poem by María Eugenia Ramos)

I found this in the book I have sitting next to my hammock (pp.438-9). My translation:

Nobody knows the volcano
but everyone knows it's there.
Over there where the fog is thickest
and an iron anguish
oppresses the lungs,
the omnipotent lords of the earth
multiply their barbed wires
so that no daring bird
can make it through this disgrace.

Comments

Thanks!

Thank you so much for translating my poem. Could I have your permission to publish your translation on my own blog? http://disentimientos.blogspot.com/

¡Por supuesto!

And let me know if there are any others you'd like translated. I love them all.