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Yo deprendí / I learned by Xe M. Sánchez

Quaz | Feb 13th, 2021 | a poem a day challenge | No Comments

Poem

YO DEPRENDÍ

Ye abondu namái un canciu
pa remembrar
un pasáu máxicu.

Ye abondu namái un canciu
pa remembrar
la maxa nun escenariu.

Sicasí, yo deprendí
que tamién fai falta
saber cuándu baxase
del escenariu
(pa caltener esa maxa
na nuesa memoria
anantes de que dexe
de ser maxa).

English Translation

I LEARNED

A single song is sufficient
to remember
a magical past.

A single song is sufficient
to remember
the magic on a stage.

Even so, I learned
that it is also necessary to know
when to leave the stage
(to preserve that magic
in our memory
before it ceases
to be magic).

Poet Bio

Xe M. Sánchez was born in 1970 in Grau (Asturies, Spain). He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Oviedo in 2016, he is anthropologist and he also studied Tourism and three masters. He has published seven books in Asturian language and several publications in journals and reviews in Asturies, USA, Portugal, France, Sweden, Scotland, Australia, South Africa, India, England, Canada, Reunion Island, China, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, Austria and Turkey.

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