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Author: VALLEJO, CESAR
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Vallejo, Cesar    Poet's Biography
486 poems available by this author


¿........       
First Line: Si te amara
Last Line: Ya retona
Subject(s): Amor - Quejas


ÁGAPE       
First Line: Hoy no ha venido
Last Line: Y hoy he muerto
Subject(s): DesesperaciÓn; Soledad


.........?       
First Line: If I loved you...What then?'
Last Line: Already the jungle is climbing in my window!


.........?       
First Line: If I loved you...What would it be?'
Last Line: Already the forest sprouts in my window!
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


18       
First Line: Oh! The four walls of the cell!


28       
First Line: I now have lunched alone, I have had


44       
First Line: This piano travels within


A MAN WALKS BY WITH A LOAF OF BREAD ON HIS SHOULDER    Poem Text    
Last Line: How speak of the not-I without crying out?
Subject(s): Human Behavior


ABSENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Absent! The morning when I go away
Subject(s): Absence; Farewell; Remorse; Separation; Isolation; Parting


ABSENT       
First Line: Absent! The morning when I go away
Last Line: A pack of hunting hounds of remorse!
Subject(s): Absence; Farewell; Remorse


ABSOLUTA       
First Line: Color de ropa
Last Line: Una arruga
Subject(s): Amor; Dios


ABSOLUTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Color of ancient garments. A july in shadow
Last Line: A furrow, a shadow!
Subject(s): Farewell; Love; Parting


ABSOLUTE       
First Line: Color of ancient garments. A july in shadow
Last Line: Upon the virgin plenitude of 1. %a furrow, a shadow!
Subject(s): Farewell; Love


ABSOLUTE DOCTRINE       
First Line: The color of old clothes. A july in shadows
Last Line: A wrinkle, a shadow!


ADJUSTMENT OF FEVER       
First Line: Across the images of saints hanged
Last Line: And the visit begins, to help me to live right
Subject(s): Family Life; Home; Parents; Travel


AGAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Today no-one has come to inquire
Subject(s): Solitude


AGAPE       
First Line: Today no one has come to inquire
Last Line: And today I have died so little in the afternoon


AGAPE       
First Line: Today no one's come to call
Last Line: And today how little I have died this afternoon


AGAPE       
First Line: Today no one's come by to inquire
Last Line: And I've died so little this afternoon!
Subject(s): Despair; Solitude


AGAPE       
First Line: Today no-one has come to inquire
Last Line: And today I have died how little on this evening
Subject(s): Despair; Solitude


ALDEANA       
First Line: Lejana vibracion
Last Line: Como un viejo
Subject(s): Muerte; PÉrdida; Rezo


ALTARPIECE       
First Line: I tell myself: finally I've escaped the noise
Last Line: Weep the monotonous suicide of god!


AMOR       
First Line: Amor, ya no
Last Line: Que ama y
Subject(s): Amor; Ausencia; Corazones; Pena


AMOR PROHIBIDO       
First Line: Subes centelleante
Last Line: El amor es
Subject(s): Amor - Naturaleza De


AND DON'T BOTHER TELLING ME ANYTHING       
Last Line: Or sitting drunk in my coffin


AND SO? THE PALE METALLOID HEALS YOU       
Last Line: Do the metalloids work with your anguish


ANGER    Poem Text    
First Line: Anger which breaks a man into children
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Psychoanalysis; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature; Psychoanalysts; Psychotherapy


ANGER       
First Line: Anger which breaks a man into children
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Psychoanalysis


ANGER       
First Line: Anger that breaks a man into children


ANGER THAT BREAKS A MAN DOWN INTO BOYS       
Last Line: Owns one deep fire againsst two craters


ANGER THAT BREAKS THE MAN INTO CHILDREN       
Last Line: Has one central fire against two craters
Subject(s): Men


APARTA DE MI ESTE CALIZ       
First Line: Children of the world %if spain falls
Last Line: Go and find her


ASCUAS       
First Line: Lucire para
Last Line: Mi sangre, como
Subject(s): PoesÍa Y Poetas; Sangre; Tragedia


AUSENTE       
First Line: Ausente! La
Last Line: Una jauria de
Subject(s): AdiÓs; Ausencia


AUTOCHTHONIC TERCET: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: The laborer's fist becomes velvet
Last Line: A modern sun-god for the peasant
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Music & Musicians; Wine


AUTOCHTHONIC TERCET: 1       
First Line: The laborer's fist becomes velvet
Last Line: The modern sungod for the peasant
Subject(s): Drinks And Drinking; Music And Musicians


AUTOCHTHONIC TERCET: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: The sad indian's having the time of his life
Last Line: The farmers in the sky and in the nebulae
Subject(s): Farm Life; Native Americans; Peasantry; Shepherds & Shepherdesses; Agriculture; Farmers; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


AUTOCHTHONIC TERCET: 2       
First Line: The sad indian's having the time of his life
Last Line: That the farmer sows in the skies and the nebulae
Subject(s): Farm Life; Native Americans; Peasantry; Shepherds And Shepherdesses


AUTOCHTHONIC TERCET: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Daybreak. The chicha finally explodes
Last Line: Tucks up her saffron-colored thighs
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Native Americans; Wine; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


AUTOCHTHONIC TERCET: 3       
First Line: Daybreak. The chicha finally explodes
Last Line: Unfurls her saffron calves
Subject(s): Drinks And Drinking; Native Americans


AUTUCHTHONOUS TERCET       
First Line: The laboring fist becomes soft as velvet
Last Line: Unfurls its saffron-colored calves


AVESTRUZ       
First Line: Melancolia, saca
Last Line: Y desnuda tu
Subject(s): Alimento Y El Comer; Corazones; MelancolÍa; PÁjaros; Pena


AWAY       
First Line: Away! The morning when I go away
Last Line: Amidst a cry of bronzes, will cross %a pack of hounds of remorse!


BABBLE       
First Line: Meek house with no style, framed
Last Line: Other times she breaks down and cries


BABEL       
First Line: Sweet home without style, built
Last Line: Other times she just starts to cry!


BABEL       
First Line: Sweet home of no style, fabricated
Last Line: And other times she just starts to cry!
Subject(s): Grief


BABEL       
First Line: Dulce hogar
Last Line: Y otras veces
Subject(s): Pena


BAJO LOS ÁLAMOS       
First Line: Cual hieraticos
Last Line: Traza su aullido
Subject(s): Pastores


BENEATH THE ELMS       
First Line: Like poet-priests who have been emprisoned
Last Line: And a dog composes a howling pastorale


BLACK CUP       
First Line: The night is a cup of evil. A police whistle
Last Line: And other desires to drink start pawing inside my flesh


BLACK CUP       
First Line: The night is a cup of evil. A shrill police
Last Line: And more desires to drink paw in my flesh!


BLACK CUP       
First Line: The night is a cup of evil. A watchman's stinging
Last Line: And more desires to drink paw inside my flesh


BLACK CUP       
First Line: The night's a cup of evil. The shrill whistle
Last Line: Stamp their hooves in my flesh!
Subject(s): Grief; Hate; Hearts; Love


BLACK HERALDS       
First Line: There are blows in life, so hard...I just don't know!
Last Line: There are blows in life, so hard...I just don't know!


BLACK HERALDS       
First Line: There are blows in life, so powerful...I don't know!
Last Line: There are blows in life, so powerful...I don't know!
Subject(s): Black (color); Death; Ignorance; Pain; Religion


BLACK MESSENGERS       
First Line: In life there are blowers so heavy. 'I don't know'


BLACK MESSENGERS       
First Line: There are some blows in life so hard...I don't know!
Last Line: There are some blows in life so hard...I don't know
Subject(s): Curses; Fate; Hunger; Poverty


BLACK RIDERS       
First Line: There are blows in life so violent -- I can't answer
Last Line: There are blows in life so violent...I can't answer
Subject(s): Men


BLACK STONE LYING ON A WHITE STONE       
First Line: I will die in paris, on a rainy day
Last Line: The solitude, and the rain, and the roads
Subject(s): Death; Vallejo, Cesar (1892-1917)


BLACK STONE ON A WHITE STONE       
First Line: I'll die in paris on a rainy day
Last Line: The lonely solitude, the rain, the roads
Subject(s): Death


BLACK STONE ON A WHITE STONE       
First Line: I will die in paris in a heavy downpour
Last Line: Attesting to loneliness, rain and long roads


BLACK STONE ON A WHITE STONE       
First Line: I will die in paris with a hard dirty rain
Last Line: Straight with myself


BLACK STONE ON TOP OF A WHITE STONE    Poem Text    
First Line: I'll die in paris with a rainstorm
Subject(s): Death; Vallejo, Cesar (1892-1917)


BLACK STONE ON TOP OF A WHITE STONE       
First Line: I shall die in paris, in a rainstorm


BOOK OF SAINTS       
First Line: Old osiris! I came as far as the wall
Last Line: Managed to convince me, nothing, nothing


BORDAS DE HIELO       
First Line: Vengo a verte
Last Line: Y quien habra
Subject(s): Ausencia; Muerte; Naves Y EnvÍo; Presencia


BURNING COALS       
First Line: For tilia, I will hold up my stanzas in the tragedy
Last Line: My blood like a virus, in a lily!


CAPITUALCIÓN       
First Line: Anoche, unos
Last Line: De noche entran
Subject(s): Amor; Besos; El Cortejar


CAPITULATION       
First Line: Last night, some april seeds surrendered
Last Line: Two serpent slaves enter my life at night
Subject(s): Courtship; Kisses; Love


CATALOGUE OF BONES       
First Line: They were demanding in a loud voice
Last Line: And that was not possible


CHALK       
First Line: Silence. Here it's already night
Last Line: As in a cathedral in mourning
Subject(s): Love; Memory; Passion


CHRISTMAS EVE    Poem Text    
First Line: As the orchestra stops playing, veiled
Subject(s): Christmas; Love; Night; Nativity, The; Bedtime


CHRISTMAS EVE       
First Line: As the orchestra stops playing, veiled
Last Line: That the child-jesus of your love has been born
Subject(s): Christmas; Love; Night


CHRISTMAS EVE       
First Line: When the orchestra stops playing, hidden
Last Line: That the child-jesus of your love has been born


COMMUNION    Poem Text    
First Line: Beautiful regia! Your veins are the fermentations


COMMUNION       
First Line: Beautiful regia! Your veins are the ferments
Last Line: Faraway from bethlehem forever!


COMMUNION       
First Line: Beautiful regia! Your veins are the fermentations
Last Line: Already forever far from bethlehem!
Subject(s): Blood; Bodies; Eucharist; Mothers


COMUNIÓN       
First Line: Linda regia
Last Line: Ya lejos para
Subject(s): Cuerpos; Madres; Sangre


CONSIDERANDO EN FRIO, IMPARCIALMENTE       
First Line: Considering things cooly, objectively
Last Line: What more can I give? Tears - tears -


CONSIDERANDO EN FRIO, IMPARCIALMENTE...       
Last Line: Que mas da
Subject(s): Amor - Quejas; Corazones


CONSIDERING COLDLY, IMPARTIALLY    Poem Text    
Last Line: So what! Moved . . . Moved . . .
Subject(s): Grief; Conduct Of Life


CONSIDERING COLDLY, IMPARTIALLY       
Last Line: What the hell. Moved...Deeply moved
Subject(s): Melancholy; Sympathy


CUAL MI EXPLANACION       
First Line: Whatever my alibi
Last Line: And I do earn a wage of five cents


DE PURO CALOR TENGO FRIO       
First Line: Even when it is very hot, I am cold
Last Line: Father, my body


DE TODO ESTO YO SOY EL UNICO QUE PARTE       
First Line: I am the only one who's leaving everything behind
Last Line: Right up to the crease in the arm of my clean buttoned shirt


DEAD IDYLL    Poem Text    
First Line: What is she doing now, my andean, sweet


DEAD IDYLL       
First Line: What would my sweet andean rita of the rushes and wild
Last Line: And a wild bird on the roof tiles will cry


DEAD IDYLL       
First Line: What is she doing now, my andean, sweet
Last Line: And in the roof's thatched canes, a wild bird will cry
Subject(s): Absence


DEPTH AND HEIGHT       
First Line: I wish I could write, but only spume comes out
Last Line: Let's go, crow, and impregnate the lady cow


DESHOJACIÓN SAGRADA       
First Line: Luna! Corona
Last Line: Que vaga en
Subject(s): Corazones; Luna


DESHORA       
First Line: Pureza amada
Last Line: Nacio muy poco
Subject(s): Amor; Ausencia; Memoria


DESNUDO EN BARRO       
First Line: Como horribles
Last Line: Un sexo de
Subject(s): Amor; El Cortejar; Los Gustos Y Tienen AversiÓn


DIOS       
First Line: Siento a dios
Last Line: Debe dolerte
Subject(s): Amor; Corazones; Dios


DISTANT FOOTSTEPS       
First Line: My father sleeps. His august face


DISTANT FOOTSTEPS       
First Line: My father sleeps. His august expression
Last Line: Down them, my heart travels on foot
Subject(s): Absence; Family Life; Love; Parents


DISTANT FOOTSTEPS       
First Line: My father is asleep. His august countenance
Last Line: Down them my heart goes on foot


DISTANT FOOTSTEPS       
First Line: My father is sleeping. His noble face
Last Line: Down them my heart is walking on foot
Subject(s): Men


DIVINE FALLING OF LEAVES       
First Line: Moon: royal crown of an enormous head
Last Line: Who loafs in the sky, shedding poems like tears


DOWN TO THE DOGS       
First Line: This afternoon it rains as never before; and I
Last Line: Don't feel like staying alive, heart
Subject(s): Peru; Rain; Tears; Weather


DOWN TO THE DREGS    Poem Text    
First Line: This afternoon it rains as never before; and I


DREGS       
First Line: This evening it's raining more than ever; and I have no
Last Line: It is raining this evening, pouring rain. And I have no %desire to go on living, heart!


DREGS       
First Line: This afternoon it rains, as never before; and I don't
Last Line: This afternoon it rains, it pours. And I don't %want to live, heart!
Subject(s): Grief; Hearts; Love; Rain; Tears; Weather


DREGS       
First Line: This afternoon it is raining as never before


EL ALMA QUE SUFRIO DE SER SU CUERPO       
First Line: Obviously you are suffering from your endocrine gland
Last Line: I said: to your good health, go on suffering


EL PALCO ESTRECHO       
First Line: Mas aca, mas aca
Last Line: Avanza, avanza
Subject(s): Audiencias; Teatro Y Teatros


EL PAN NUESTRO       
First Line: Se bebe el
Last Line: Aqui, en el
Subject(s): Alimento Y El Comer; Corazones; Hambre; PerdÓn; Pobreza


EL POETA A SU AMADA       
First Line: Amada, en esta
Last Line: Los dos nos dormiremos
Subject(s): Muerte; PoesÍa Y Poetas


EL TÁLAMO ETERNO       
First Line: Solo al dejar
Last Line: En una cita
Subject(s): Amor; Besos; Corazones


EMBERS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the tragedy, I'll light for tilia
Subject(s): Blood; Poetry & Poets; Tragedy


EMBERS       
First Line: In the tragedy, I'll light for tilia
Last Line: You'll drink my blood, like a virus!
Subject(s): Blood; Poetry And Poets; Tragedy


EN EL RINCON AQUEL DONDE DORMINOS JUNTOS       
First Line: In this corner where we slept together
Last Line: Ghost to ghost


EN LAS TIENDAS GRIEGAS       
First Line: Y el alma
Last Line: En el desfiladero
Subject(s): Corazones; Pena


ENCAJE DE FIEBRE       
First Line: Por los cuadros
Last Line: Y la visita nace
Subject(s): Casero; El Viajar Y Viajes; Padres


ENEREIDA       
First Line: Mi padre, apenas
Last Line: De hermana de
Subject(s): Amor; Padres; Vejez


ESPAÑA, APARTA DE MÍ ESTE CÁLIZ       
First Line: Ninos del mundo
Last Line: Salid, ninos del
Subject(s): EspaÑa; Patriotismo


ESPERGESIA       
First Line: Yo naci un
Last Line: Grave
Subject(s): Enfermedad; Hermanos; Muerte


ESTAIS MEURTOS       
First Line: You people are dead


ETERNAL BRIDAL BED    Poem Text    
First Line: Only when it ceases to be is love strong!
Subject(s): Hearts; Kisses; Love


ETERNAL BRIDAL BED       
First Line: Only when it ends is love strong!
Last Line: In love's universal tryst
Subject(s): Hearts; Kisses; Love


ETERNAL DICE       
First Line: God of mine, I am weeping for the life that I live
Last Line: In the hollow of the enormous grave


ETERNAL DICE       
First Line: My god, I am crying over the life I live
Last Line: That can only stop in a hole, %in the hole of an immense grave


ETERNAL DICE       
First Line: My god, I'm crying over the life I live
Last Line: The void of an immense grave
Subject(s): Death; God; Religion


ETERNAL MARRIAGE BED       
First Line: Only when it ceases to be, is love strong!
Last Line: Sweet is the darkness, where everyone unites %in a universal tryst of love


EXEGESIS    Poem Text    
First Line: I was born on a day / that god was sick
Last Line: That I masticate... Yet they don't know
Subject(s): Brothers; Death; Sickness; Half-brothers; Dead, The; Illness


EXEGESIS       
First Line: I was born on a day %that god was sick
Last Line: That god was sick, %gravely
Subject(s): Brothers; Death; Sickness


FEVERLACE       
First Line: Along the paintings of saints on the wall
Last Line: And the visit begins, it helps me to live right


FIT OF ANGUISH       
First Line: Sweet hebrew woman, unnail my passage of clay
Last Line: Sings its sweet asiatic rejoicing...!


FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE SOUL OF MY BELOVED       
First Line: Beloved: you have never wanted to take the form
Last Line: Let me whip myself %like a sinner


FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE SOUL OF MY BELOVED       
First Line: Beloved: you've never wanted to be shaped
Last Line: Let me flog myself %as a sinner
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


FORBIDDEN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: You rise, sparkling of lips and dark-ringed eyes!
Subject(s): Love


FORBIDDEN LOVE       
First Line: You rise with lips and dark-circled eyes sparkling!
Last Line: Love is a sinning christ!


FORBIDDEN LOVE       
First Line: You rise, sparkling of lips and dark-ringed eyes!
Last Line: Love is a sinning christ!
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


FRESCO    Poem Text    
First Line: I came to confuse myself with her


FRESCO       
First Line: I came to confuse myself with her
Last Line: The blue, unedited hand of god!


FRESCO       
First Line: I came to confuse myself with her
Last Line: The blue, unedited hand of god!
Subject(s): Absence; Hearts; Love


FRESCO       
First Line: Llegue a confundirme
Last Line: La mano azul
Subject(s): Amor; Ausencia; Corazones


FUÉ DOMINGO EN LAS CLARAS OREJAS DE MI BURRO'       
Last Line: Quiero decir mi
Subject(s): Estatuas


FUNEREAL DRUM-ROLL FOR THE REMAINS OF DURANGO    Poem Text    
First Line: Father dust who rises from spain,
Subject(s): Spain; God


GOD       
First Line: I feel that god is traveling
Last Line: Must all the time give you great pain


GOD       
First Line: I feel god who walks
Last Line: Your heart must ache so much


GOD       
First Line: I feel god who travels
Last Line: Your heart must hurt you so much
Subject(s): God; Hearts; Love


GODLESS WOMAN       
First Line: Lord! You were behind the windows
Last Line: And she sells bread to the vile jew!


GODLESS WOMAN       
First Line: Lord! You were behind the glass
Last Line: And to the vile jew she sells bread!
Subject(s): Absence; Funerals


GROWN UPS       


GUNWALES OF ICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Every day I come to watch you pass by
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Presence; Ships & Shipping; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The


GUNWALES OF ICE       
First Line: Every day I come to watch you pass by
Last Line: And I'll be the one who's gone
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Presence; Ships And Shipping


GYPSUM       
First Line: Silence. Here, night has fallen already
Last Line: And the feminine in my soul will resound %as in a cathedral cloaked in morning


HAVE YOU ANYTHING TO SAY IN YOUR DEFENSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, on the day I was born
Subject(s): Men


HAVE YOU ANYTHING TO SAY IN YOUR DEFENSE       
First Line: Well, on the day I was born
Last Line: One the day I was born, %god was sick, %gravely
Subject(s): Men


HECES       
First Line: Esta tarde llueve
Last Line: Tengo ganas de
Subject(s): Amor; AtmÓsfera; Corazones; LÁgrimas; Lluvia; Pena


HEIGHT AND HAIR       
First Line: Who doesn't have a blue suit?
Last Line: Ay! I who've only been solely born!


HOJAS DE ÉBANO       
First Line: Fulge mi cigarillo
Last Line: Aun la veo envueltita
Subject(s): Abuelos; Muerte; Vejez


HOY ME GUSTA LA VIDA MUCHO MENOS'       
Last Line: Y siempre, mucho
Subject(s): Vejez


HUACO    Poem Text    
First Line: I am the blind coraquenque
Last Line: At times in my stones the broken muscles of an extinxt puma twitch
Subject(s): Death


HUACO       
First Line: I am the blind coraquenque
Last Line: A ferment of sun; %yeast of darkness and heart!


HUACO       
First Line: I am the blind coraquenque
Last Line: A ferment of sun; %yeast of shadow and heart!
Subject(s): Incas; Old Age


HUACO       
First Line: Yo soy el coranqueque
Last Line: Levadura de sombra
Subject(s): Incas; Vejez


HUNGRY MAN'S WHEEL       
First Line: From between my own teeth I come out smoking
Last Line: And now I have nothing, this is hideous
Variant Title(s): The Starving Man's Rac
Subject(s): Poverty


HYMN TO THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE REPUBLIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Volunteer of spain, militiaman
Last Line: The course of water rushing to see its limit before it burns
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1939-1939)


HYMN TO THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE REPUBLIC, SELECTION       
First Line: Battles? No! Agonies! And before the agonies
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


HYMN TO THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE REPUBLIC, SELS.       
First Line: Battles? No! Agonies! And before the agonies
Last Line: And gold itself shall then be golden
Subject(s): Freedom


I AM GOING TO SPEAK OF HOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: I do not suffer this pain as cesar vallejo
Subject(s): Men


I AM GOING TO SPEAK OF HOPE       
First Line: I do not suffer this pain as cesar vallejo
Last Line: Today I am simply in pain
Subject(s): Men


I AM GOING TO TALK ABOUT HOPE'    Poem Text    
First Line: I do not feel this suffering as cesar vallejo. I am not
Last Line: Today I am in pain, no matter what happens. Today I am simply in pain
Subject(s): Hope; Hunger; Poetry & Poets; Vallejo, Cesar (1892-1917); Optimism


I AM GOING TO TALK ABOUT HOPE'    Poem Text    
First Line: I do not feel this suffering as cesar vallejo. I am not


I AM GOING TO TALK ABOUT HOPE'       
First Line: I do not feel this suffering as cesar vallejo. I am not
Last Line: Today I am simply in pain
Subject(s): Hope; Hunger; Poetry And Poets; Vallejo, Cesar (1892-1917)


I HAVE A TERRIBLE FEAR OF BEING AN ANIMAL       
Last Line: For life with its three possibilities


I STAYED HERE, WARMING THE INK IN WHICH I DROWN       
Last Line: Ink, pen, bricks, and forgivings


I'M THINKING OF YOUR SEX    Poem Text    
Last Line: Oh mute outcry. / odumodneurtse!
Subject(s): Love – Erotic


I'M THINKING OF YOUR SEX       
Last Line: Odumodneurtse!
Subject(s): Conscience


ICE BOAT       
First Line: I come to see you go by every day
Last Line: But he who departs will be I


ICY GUNWHALES       
First Line: I come everyday to watch you pass by
Last Line: And who will have left will be I...!


IDILIO MUERTO       
First Line: Que estara haciendo
Last Line: Y llorara en
Subject(s): Ausencia


IF I LOVED YOU...WHAT WOULD IT BE?'    Poem Text    
Last Line: All ritualistic, but not as sweet
Subject(s): Jealousy


IF IT RAINED TONIGHT, I SHOULD RETREAT       


III       
First Line: What time are the big people
Last Line: Don't leave me behind by myself, %to be locked in all alone


IMPÍA       
First Line: Senor! Estabas
Last Line: Y al vil judio
Subject(s): Ausencia; Entierros


IMPERIAL NOSTALGIAS       
First Line: In the mansiche landscapes the twilight
Last Line: Like a gigantic huaco keeping vigil


IMPERIAL NOSTALGIAS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: In the landscapes of mansiche
Subject(s): Nature; Nostalgia; Travel; Journeys; Trips


IMPERIAL NOSTALGIAS: 1       
First Line: In the landscapes of mansiche
Last Line: As if a firmament were being exhumed
Subject(s): Nature; Nostalgia; Travel


IMPERIAL NOSTALGIAS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: The pensive, ancient woman, like a relief
Subject(s): Nostalgia; Old Age


IMPERIAL NOSTALGIAS: 2       
First Line: The pensive, ancient woman, like a relief
Last Line: Where a shipwrecked manco-capac weeps
Subject(s): Nostalgia; Old Age


IMPERIAL NOSTALGIAS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Like ancient curacas, the oxen
Subject(s): Old Age


IMPERIAL NOSTALGIAS: 3       
First Line: Like ancient curacas, the oxen
Last Line: A ancient, exiled coraquenque
Subject(s): Old Age


IMPERIAL NOSTALGIAS: 3       
First Line: Como viejos curacas
Last Line: Un viejo coraquenque
Subject(s): Vejez


IMPERIAL NOSTALGIAS: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Withered, harvested, bare, the grass
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Weariness; Fatigue


IMPERIAL NOSTALGIAS: 4       
First Line: Withered, harvested, bare, the grass
Last Line: Dreams, like a giant huaco that keeps vigil
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Weariness


IN THAT CORNER WHERE WE SLEPT TOGETHER       
Last Line: Two doors that come and go with the wind %shadow - to - shadow


IN THE GREEK TENTS       
First Line: And the soul was frightened
Last Line: Through the narrow pass of my nerves!


IN THE GREEK TENTS       
First Line: And the soul grew afraid
Last Line: In the narrow ravine of my nerves!
Subject(s): Hearts; Pain


IT WAS SUNDAY IN THE FAIR EARS OF MY BURRO    Poem Text    
Last Line: I mean my tremulous patriotic hairdo
Subject(s): Peru


IT WAS SUNDAY IN THE FAIR EARS OF MY BURRO       
Last Line: I mean my tremulous patriotic hairdo
Subject(s): Festivals; Peru; Statues


JANUARAENEID       
First Line: My father, barely, %in the bird morning, puts
Last Line: Of a sister of charity, o my father!
Subject(s): Love; Old Age; Parents


JANUARY EPIC       
First Line: My father, barely
Last Line: Of a sister of charity, oh, my father!


LÍNEAS       
First Line: Cada cinta de
Last Line: Un pie banado
Subject(s): Amor; Corazones


LA ARAÑA       
First Line: Es una arana
Last Line: Y me ha dado
Subject(s): AraÑas


LA CENA MISERABLE       
First Line: Hasta cuando estaremos
Last Line: Ese oscuro hasta
Subject(s): Alimento Y El Comer; Cenas Y El Cenar; Hambre


LA COLÉRA QUE QUIEBRA AL HOMBRE EN NIÑOS'       
Last Line: Tiene un fuego
Subject(s): Comportamiento Humano


LA COLERA QUE QUIEBRA AL HOMBRE EN NINOS       
First Line: The anger against adults that breaks out in children
Last Line: Contains a core of flame within two craters


LA COPA NEGRA       
First Line: La noche es
Last Line: Y piafan en
Subject(s): Amor; Corazones; Odio; Pena


LA DE A MIL       
First Line: El suertero que
Last Line: La voluntad de
Subject(s): Humanidad; Pobreza


LA VOZ DE ESPEJO       
First Line: Asi pasa la vida
Last Line: Que arrojan al
Subject(s): Vida


LAS PIEDRAS       
First Line: Esta manana baje
Last Line: De las piedras
Subject(s): Amor; Humanidad


LAST WORDS       
First Line: I was born on a day
Last Line: God was sick, %grave


LEAVES OF EBONY       
First Line: My cigarette glows
Last Line: In their frozen ponchos and without their hats


LEAVES OF EBONY       
First Line: My cigarette glows
Last Line: With ponchos of ice and no hat
Subject(s): Death; Grandparents; Old Age


LINES    Poem Text    
First Line: Each ribbon of fire


LINES       
First Line: Each fiery ribbon
Last Line: And, riding on an intangible curve, %a foot bathed in purple


LINES       
First Line: Each ribbon of fire
Last Line: A foot bathed in purple
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


LITTLE PRAYER FOR A LOYALIST HERO    Poem Text    
First Line: A book lay beside his dead belt
Subject(s): Heroism; Death; Revolutions


LITTLE RESPONSORY FOR A REPUBLICAN HERO       
First Line: A book lay beside his dead belt
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


LIVES OF THE SAINTS       
First Line: Old osiris! I reached as far as the wall
Last Line: Was enough to convince me, nothing, nothing
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Saints


LLUVIA       
First Line: En lima
Last Line: Donde me
Subject(s): Amor - Quejas; GriterÍo; Pena


LODS DADOS ETERNOS       
First Line: Dios mio, estoy
Last Line: En el hueco
Subject(s): Dios; Muerte; ReligiÓn


LOS ANILLOS FATIGADOS       
First Line: Hay ganas de volver
Last Line: Hay ganas de quedarse
Subject(s): Vida


LOS ARRIEROS       
First Line: Arriero, vas
Last Line: Occidentales de
Subject(s): El Viajar Y Viajes; Romance


LOS HERALDOS NEGROS       
First Line: Hay golpes en
Last Line: Hay golpes en
Subject(s): Destino; Hambre; Muerte; Pobreza


LOS PASOS LEJANOS       
First Line: Mi padre duerme
Last Line: Por ellos va
Subject(s): Amor; Ausencia; Padres


LOVE       
First Line: Love, you come no more to my dead eyes
Last Line: Who loves and engenders without sensual pleasure!


LOVE       
First Line: Love, you come no longer to my dead eyes
Last Line: And engenders without sensual pleasure!
Subject(s): Absence; Grief; Hearts; Love


LXXVII       
First Line: So mucyh hail that I remember
Last Line: Sing on, rain, on this coast still with no sea


MAN GOES BY WITH A LOAF ON HIS SHOULDER       
Last Line: How can I talk about the not-I without screaming?


MAN WALKS BY WITH A LOAF OF BREAD ON HIS SHOULDER       
Last Line: How speak of the not-I without crying out?
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Poverty; Psychoanalysis


MASA       
First Line: Al fin de la
Last Line: Abrazo al primer
Subject(s): Guerra; Muerte; Sepulcros


MASS       
First Line: At the end of the battle
Last Line: And started to walk away


MASS       
First Line: At the end of the battle
Last Line: Embraced the first man; started to walk
Subject(s): Corpses; Death; Heroism; Toledo, Spain


MASSES    Poem Text    
First Line: At the end of the battle
Last Line: Embraced the first man; and began to walk
Subject(s): War


MASSES       
First Line: When the battle was over
Last Line: Put his arms around the first man; started to walks
Subject(s): War


MASSES       
First Line: At the end of the battle


MASSES       
First Line: At the end of the battle
Last Line: Embraced the first man; and began to walk
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Courage; Hearts; Soldiers; War


MAY       
First Line: Household smoke pours out its savor of left-overs
Last Line: The blue thread of broken lives!


MAY       
First Line: Domestic smoke pours a taste of gleanings
Last Line: The blue thread of broken breaths!
Subject(s): Incas; Labor And Laborers; Prayer; Shepherds And Shepherdesses


MAYO       
First Line: Vierte el humo
Last Line: El hilo azul
Subject(s): Incas; Pastores; Trabajo Y Trabajadores


MEDIALUZ       
First Line: He sonado una
Last Line: Y a lo largo
Subject(s): Madres; SueÑos


MI HERMANO MIGUEL       
First Line: Hermano, hoy estoy
Last Line: En salir, bueno?
Subject(s): Amor; Ausencia; Casero; Hermanos


MIDLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: I've dreamt an elopement. And I've dreamt
Subject(s): Dreams; Elopements; Mothers; Nightmares


MIDLIGHT       
First Line: I've dreamt an elopement. And I've dreamt
Last Line: And along the length of a collar that chokes!
Subject(s): Dreams; Elopements; Mothers


MINERS       
First Line: The miners went forth from the mine


MISERABLE SUPPER       
First Line: How long will we have to wait for all that
Last Line: And that dark, strange man %knows even less how long this supper will last!


MISERABLE SUPPER       
First Line: How long will we wait for what
Last Line: Has even less idea how long this supper will last!
Subject(s): Dinners And Dining; Food And Eating; Hunger


MULE DRIVERS       
First Line: Mule driver, you go fabulously glazed in sweat
Last Line: Its brute toward the andes, %the occidentals of eternity
Subject(s): Romance; Travel


MULE DRIVERS       
First Line: Mule driver, you walk along fantastically glazed with sweat
Last Line: Its brute toward the western %andes of eternity


MULE DRIVERS       
First Line: Mule driver, you go fabulously glazed in sweat
Last Line: Its brute towards the western %andes of eternity


NAKED IN CLAY       
First Line: Like horrible amphibians come up for air
Last Line: The tomb is yet %a woman's sex that attracts man!


NARROW THEATER BOX       
First Line: Move closer, closer. I'm just fine
Last Line: I must not be so fine; %advance, advance the cue!


NARROW THEATER BOX       
First Line: Closer, come closer. I feel great
Last Line: I must not be well; %advance, advance the cue!
Subject(s): Audiences; Theater And Theaters


NERVAZÓN DE ANGUSTIA       
First Line: Dulce hebrea
Last Line: Un dionisiaco
Subject(s): Alma; Muerte


NERVOUS FIT OF ANGUISH    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet hebrew, unfasten my transit of clay
Subject(s): Death; Heresy; Soul; Dead, The; Heretics


NERVOUS FIT OF ANGUISH       
First Line: Sweet hebrew, unfasten my transit of clay
Last Line: A dionysiac surfeit of coffee!
Subject(s): Death; Heresy; Soul


NINE MONSTERS       
First Line: And, unfortunately


NOCHEBUENA       
First Line: Al callar la
Last Line: Que ha nacido
Subject(s): Amor; Navidad; Noche


NOSTALGIAS IMPERIALES: 1       
First Line: En los paisajes
Last Line: Como si se exhumara
Subject(s): El Viajar Y Viajes; Naturaleza; NostÁlgico


NOSTALGIAS IMPERIALES: 2       
First Line: La anciana pensativa
Last Line: Donde naufrago llora
Subject(s): NostÁlgico; Vejez


NOSTALGIAS IMPERIALES: 4       
First Line: La grama mustia
Last Line: Como un huaco
Subject(s): Cansado; PoesÍa Y Poetas


NUDE IN CLAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Like horrible amphibians into the atmosphere
Subject(s): Courtship; Likes And Dislikes; Love


NUDE IN CLAY       
First Line: Like horrible amphibians into the atmosphere
Last Line: The sex of a woman that attracts man!
Subject(s): Courtship; Likes And Dislikes; Love


O SPAIN, TAKE THIS CUP FROM ME       
First Line: Children of the world, %if spain falls,-I say, to you I say
Last Line: Leave, children of the world. Go and find her!


ORACIÓN DEL CAMINO       
First Line: Ni se para
Last Line: De la alondra
Subject(s): Corazones; El Viajar Y Viajes; Pena


ORATION OF THE ROAD       
First Line: I don't even know who this bitterness is for!
Last Line: The gold-bearing song %of the lark that rots in my heart!


OSTRICH    Poem Text    
First Line: Melancholia, pull out your sweet beak now


OSTRICH       
First Line: Melancholy, pull out your gentle beak now
Last Line: And reveal your lip of woman...!


OSTRICH       
First Line: Melancholia, pull out your sweet beak now
Last Line: And bare your woman's lip!
Subject(s): Birds; Food And Eating; Hearts; Melancholy; Ostriches; Pain


OTRO POCO DE CALMA, CAMARADA       
First Line: Another little time of calm, comrade
Last Line: When, in spite of my protests, I remain forever at your beck and call


OUR BREAD    Poem Text    
First Line: You drink breakfast. The cemetery's damp earth
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Forgiveness; Hearts; Hunger; Poverty; Clemency


OUR BREAD       
First Line: You drink breakfast. The cemetery's damp earth
Last Line: Here, in the oven of my heart
Subject(s): Food And Eating; Forgiveness; Hearts; Hunger; Poverty


OUR DAILY BREAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Breakfast is drunk down...Damp earth
Last Line: Here, in the oven of my heart...!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Forgiveness; Hearts; Hunger; Poverty


OUR DAILY BREAD       
First Line: You drink your breakfast...The damp earth
Last Line: Here, in the oven of my heart...!


OUR DAILY BREAD       
First Line: Breakfast is drunk ... Moist earth


OUR DAILY BREAD       
First Line: Breakfast is drunk down...Damp earth
Last Line: Here, in the oven of my heart...!
Subject(s): Bread; Food And Eating; Hunger; Poverty


PAGAN WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: To go dying and singing. And to baptize the shadow


PAGAN WOMAN       
First Line: To go along dying and singing. And to baptize the darkness
Last Line: Leaving thousands of eyes of blood on the knife point


PAGAN WOMAN       
First Line: To go along dying and singing. And to baptize the shadows
Last Line: Leaving thousands of drops of blood on the dagger


PAGAN WOMAN       
First Line: To go dying and singing. And to baptize the shadow
Last Line: Leaving thousands of eyes of blood on the dagger
Subject(s): Catholics; Judith (bible); Women In The Bible


PAGANA       
First Line: Ir muriendo
Last Line: Dejando miles
Subject(s): CatÓlicos; Judit (biblia)


PAR EL ALMA IMPOSIBLE DE MI AMADA       
First Line: Amada: no has
Last Line: Como un pecador
Subject(s): Amor; Corazones


PARIS, OCTOBER, 1936    Poem Text    
First Line: From all of this I am the only one who leaves.
Subject(s): Paris, France


PEACE, THE WASP, THE BUNG, THE HILLSIDES       


PEDRO ROJAS       
First Line: He used to write in the air with his forefinger
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


PEQUEÑO RESPONSO A UN HÉROE DE LA REPÚBLICA       
First Line: Un libro quedo
Last Line: Retono, del cadaver
Subject(s): Guerra; Muerte; Rezo


PIEDRA NEGRA SOBRE UNA PIEDRA BLANCA       
First Line: Me morire en
Last Line: Las soledad
Subject(s): Muerte; PoesÍa Y Poetas


PIENSO EN TU SEXO'       
Last Line: Odumodneurtse!
Subject(s): Conciencia


PILGRIMAGE       
First Line: We go along together. The dream
Last Line: We walk past the mustard lilacs %of a cemetery


PILGRIMAGE       
First Line: Together we pass by. Sleep
Last Line: Together, we pass by the purple %mustards of a cemetery
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Pilgrims And Pilgrimages; Travel


PILGRIMAGE       
First Line: We walk together. Sleep
Last Line: Together we walk by the mustard lilacs %of a cemetery


POEM TO BE READ AND SUNG       
First Line: I know there is someone
Last Line: But she does look and look for me. This is a real story


POEM TO READ AND SUNG    Poem Text    
First Line: I know there is a person
Subject(s): Poetry Readings


POEM TO READ AND SUNG       
First Line: I know there is a person
Last Line: But she looks and looks for me. What a story!
Subject(s): Poetry Readings


POEMA PARA SER LEÍDO Y CANTADO       
First Line: Se que hay
Last Line: Pero me busca
Subject(s): PoesÍa Y Poetas


POET TO HIS BELOVED       
First Line: Beloved, tonight you have sacrificed yourself
Last Line: The two of us will sleep. As little brother and sister


POET TO HIS BELOVED       
First Line: Beloved, tonight you've been crucified
Last Line: Both of us will sleep, as little brother and sister
Subject(s): Death; Poetry And Poets


PRAYER OF THE ROAD       
First Line: I don't even know whom this bitterness is for!
Last Line: That rots in my heart!
Subject(s): Hearts; Pain; Travel


QUISIERA HOY SER FELIZ DE BUENA GANA       
First Line: Today I want to be wholeheartedly happy
Last Line: Naturally, without a wire, is my hope


RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: In lima...In lima it's raining
Subject(s): Rain


RAIN       
First Line: In lima...In lima it is raining
Last Line: On the coffin of my path, %where I long for you


RAIN       
First Line: In lima...In lima it's raining
Last Line: Where I gnaw my bones for you
Subject(s): Crying; Grief; Love - Complaints


RETABLO       
First Line: I say to myself: at last, I escape the noise
Last Line: From far away, cry to us about the monotonous suicide of god!
Subject(s): Farewell; Hearts


RETABLO       
First Line: Yo digo para
Last Line: Nos lloran el
Subject(s): Amor; Dios


RIGHT MEANING       
First Line: Mother, you know there is a place somewhere called
Last Line: Eating her lunch, and her eyes that will die descend gently %along my arms
Subject(s): Men; Mothers


ROLLCALL OF BONES       
First Line: They demanded in loud voices
Last Line: And that simply couldn't be done


ROMERIA       
First Line: Pasamos juntos
Last Line: Mostazas de un
Subject(s): Cementerios; El Viajar Y Viajes; Muerte


ROSA BLANCA       
First Line: Me siento bien
Last Line: Un naufrago
Subject(s): Muerte; Naufragios


RUSTIC       
First Line: A distant vibration of dejected cowbells
Last Line: A tragic blue of dead idylls weeps!
Subject(s): Death; Loss; Prayer


SACRED DEFOLIATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Moon! Crown of an immense head
Subject(s): Hearts; Moon


SACRED DEFOLIATION       
First Line: Moon! Crown of an immense head
Last Line: That wanders the blue while crying verses!
Subject(s): Hearts; Moon


SACRED FALLING OF LEAVES       
First Line: Moon! Crown of an immense head
Last Line: That wanders in the blue, wailing poems!


SANTORAL       
First Line: Viejo osiris! Llegue
Last Line: Alcanzo a requerirme
Subject(s): PerdÓn; Santos


SAUCE       
First Line: Lirismo de invierno
Last Line: Cavaran los perros
Subject(s): AdiÓs; Muerte


SECOND OF NOVEMBER TOLLS       


SEPTEMBER       
First Line: That september night, you were
Last Line: The pools of this night in december


SEPTEMBER       
First Line: You were so good to me, that night
Last Line: The pools of this night in december
Subject(s): Grief; Love - Complaints


SETIEMBRE       
First Line: Aquella noche
Last Line: Los charcos de
Subject(s): Amor - Quejas; Pena


SHORT PRAYER FOR A LOYALIST HERO    Poem Text    
First Line: A book remained at the edge of his dead waist
Subject(s): Death; Heroism; Prayer; Toledo, Spain; War; Dead, The; Heroes; Heroines


SHORT PRAYER FOR A LOYALIST HERO       
First Line: A book remained at the edge of his dead waist
Last Line: Abruptly sprouted from the corpse
Subject(s): Death; Heroism; Prayer; Toledo, Spain; War


SOLIA ESCRIBIR CON SU DEDO GRANDE EN AL AIRE       
First Line: With his index finger he used to write in the air
Last Line: His dead body contains all the world


SOUL THAT SUFFERED FROM BEING ITS BODY       
First Line: You suffer from an endocrine gland, that's obvious
Last Line: It's worse; don't deny it, little brother


SPAIN, TAKE FROM ME THIS CUP       
First Line: Children of the world


SPAIN, TAKE THIS CUP FROM ME    Poem Text    
First Line: Children of the world
Last Line: Go forth, children of the world; go seek her!
Subject(s): Patriotism; Soldiers; Spain


SPAIN, TAKE THIS CUP FROM ME       
First Line: Children of the world
Last Line: Go out, children of the world, go and look for her!
Subject(s): Patriotism; Soldiers; Spain


SPIDER       
First Line: It's an enormous spider that no longer goes
Last Line: And I feel so bad for that traveler!


SPIDER       
First Line: This enormous spider isn't moving any more
Last Line: And the gloomy thoughts this traveler has brought me
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


SPIDER       
First Line: It is a huge spider that cannot crawl farther
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


SPIDER       
First Line: It is an enormous spider that no longer moves


SPIDER       
First Line: It is a huge spider, which can no longer move
Last Line: And what a strange pain that traveler has given me
Subject(s): Animals; Men


SPIDER       
First Line: It's an enormous spider that no longer moves
Last Line: And today when worry that traveler brought me!
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders; Worry


STONES       
First Line: This morning I went down
Last Line: Of the stones, %of the stones


STONES       
First Line: This morning, I went
Last Line: Of the stones
Subject(s): Humanity; Love


STUMBLING BETWEEN THE STARS       
First Line: There are people so unhappy
Last Line: Alas for so much! Alas for so little! Alas for them!


SUMMER       
First Line: Summer, I'm leaving now. And the delicate
Last Line: A rose dies that blossoms again and again


SUMMER       
First Line: Summer, now I'm going away. The meek
Last Line: One rose that is born again so many times
Subject(s): Death; Farewell


SURRENDER       
First Line: Last night, some april seeds surrendered
Last Line: At night two serpent slaves enter my life


TELLURIC AND MAGNETIC       
First Line: Sincere and most peruvian mechanics
Last Line: As for the others, they can jerk me off


TENGO FE EN SER FUERTE       
First Line: As for me, I believe in being strong
Last Line: Behold! All hail the fine big shot!


TENNIS-PLAYER, IN THE INSTANT HE MAJESTICALLY       
Last Line: Oh soul! Oh thinking! Oh marx! Oh feuerbach


TERCERO AUTÓCTONO: 3       
First Line: Madrugada. La chicha
Last Line: Sus pantorillas de
Subject(s): Bebidas Y El Beber


TERCETO AUTÓCTONO: 1       
First Line: El puno labrador
Last Line: El moderno dios
Subject(s): Bebidas Y El Beber; MÚsica Y MÚsicos


TERCETO AUTÓCTONO: 2       
First Line: Echa una cana
Last Line: Siembra en los
Subject(s): Campos; Pastores


THE ANGER THAT BREAKS THE MAN INTO CHILDREN    Poem Text    
Last Line: Owns one deep fire against two craters
Subject(s): Anger


THE BLACK CUP    Poem Text    
First Line: The night's a cup of evil. The shrill whistle
Last Line: And my thirst paws in my flesh
Subject(s): Love – Loss Of; Night


THE BLACK HERALDS    Poem Text    
First Line: There are blows in life, so powerful...I don't know!
Last Line: There are blows in life, so powerful…I don't know!
Subject(s): Life; Religion


THE BLACK MESSENGERS    Poem Text    
First Line: There are in life such hard blows . . . I don't know!
Subject(s): Life; Religion


THE BLACK RIDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: There are blows in life so violent -- I can't answer
Subject(s): Men


THE DISTANT FOOTSTEPS    Poem Text    
First Line: My father is sleeping. His noble face
Subject(s): Fathers


THE HUNGRY MAN'S WHEEL    Poem Text    
First Line: From between my own teeth I come out smoking
Variant Title(s): The Starving Man's Rack
Subject(s): Poverty


THE MISERABLE SUPPER    Poem Text    
First Line: How long will we wait for what


THE POET TO HIS BELOVED    Poem Text    
First Line: Beloved, tonight you've been crucified
Last Line: And there’s a good friday sweeter than that kiss
Subject(s): Passion; Christianity


THE RIGHT MEANING    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother, you know there is a place somewhere called
Subject(s): Men; Mothers


THE SPIDER    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a huge spider, which can no longer move
Subject(s): Spiders


THE STONES    Poem Text    
First Line: This morning, I went
Last Line: Of the stones
Subject(s): Stones


THREE HUNDRED WOMANLY STATES OF THE EIFFEL TOWER       
Last Line: My sexual oscillation is frozen


TO MY BROTHER MIGUEL       
First Line: Brother, today I sit on the brick bench outside the house
Last Line: Coming out. All right? Mama might worry


TO MY BROTHER MIGUEL       
First Line: Brother, today I'm sitting on the bench outside our house
Last Line: Coming out. Okay? Mama might get worried


TO MY BROTHER MIGUEL       
First Line: Brother, today I'm on the stone bench outside our house
Last Line: In coming out. Okay? It could upset mama
Subject(s): Absence; Brothers; Home; Love


TO MY BROTHER MIGUEL       
First Line: Brother, today I sit on the brick bench outside the house
Last Line: Coming out. All right? Mama might worry
Subject(s): Brothers; Memory; Shadows; Soul


TO MY BROTHER MIGUEL IN MEMORIAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Brother, today I sit on the brick bench 0f the house
Subject(s): Brothers; Death


TODAY I LIKE LIFE MUCH LESS    Poem Text    
Last Line: And always, much always, always, always!
Subject(s): Likes & Dislikes; Life


TODAY I LIKE LIFE MUCH LESS       
Last Line: And always, much always, always always!
Subject(s): Old Age


TRILCE: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Who's making all that racket, not even leaving testation to the islands beginning to appear
Subject(s): Islands; Nature


TRILCE: 1       
First Line: Who's making such a ruckus, and won't even let
Last Line: And the peninsula upends, %pivots back, muzzled, intrepid %on the mortal edge of equilibrium


TRILCE: 1       
First Line: Who's making all that racket, and not even leaving
Last Line: From behind, muzziled, unterrified %on the fatal balance line


TRILCE: 10       
First Line: Pristine and ultimate stone of groundless
Last Line: The patient sits up %and seated preens tranquil pomades


TRILCE: 10       
First Line: The pristine and last stone of groundless
Last Line: The patient raises up, %and seated enpeacocks tranquil nosegays


TRILCE: 11       
First Line: I met a young girl
Last Line: To play bulls, yoked oxen, %but make-believe, all innocent, the way it was


TRILCE: 11       
First Line: I have met a girl %in the street, and she has embraced me
Last Line: To play bulls, yoked oxen, %but just fooling , in candor, like it was


TRILCE: 12       
First Line: I escape from a feint, fluf for fluf
Last Line: And five on the other: ssh! Here it comes


TRILCE: 13       
First Line: I'm thinking of your sex
Last Line: Honey-sweet scandalous dusks! %mute thunder! %rednuhtetum!


TRILCE: 13       
First Line: I think about your sex
Last Line: Oh mute thunder. %rednuhtetum!


TRILCE: 14       
First Line: As for my explanation. %this lacerates me with earliness
Last Line: But I earn a wage of five soles


TRILCE: 15       
First Line: In that corner, where we slept together
Last Line: Two doors coming and going in the wind %dusk to dusk


TRILCE: 15       
First Line: In that corner, where we slept together
Last Line: Two doors that come and go in the wind %shadow to shadow


TRILCE: 16       
First Line: I have faith in being strong
Last Line: Hey! A good start!


TRILCE: 17       
First Line: This 2 distills in a single batch, %and together we'll finish it off
Last Line: On your 21 fingernailed season. %good! Good!


TRILCE: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, the four walls of the cell!
Last Line: Must look for man’s powerless superiority
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners


TRILCE: 18       
First Line: Oh the four walls of the cell
Last Line: To pupilize, between my where and my when, %this invalid majority of a man


TRILCE: 19       
First Line: To descant, sweet helpide, you babble
Last Line: The cock has become uncertain, man


TRILCE: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Time time
Subject(s): Time


TRILCE: 2       
First Line: Time time. %noon dammed up in night damp
Last Line: It's called thesame that suffers %name name name name


TRILCE: 2, TIME TIME       
First Line: Noon trapped between two dews
Last Line: It's called the same as what it suffers %name name name


TRILCE: 20       
First Line: Flush with bubbling milk scum buttressed
Last Line: But just a bit, %no mor- %e


TRILCE: 21       
First Line: In an auto arteried with vicious circles
Last Line: For her he has put on all his differences


TRILCE: 22       
First Line: Possibly up to four magistrates
Last Line: I'm edgewise still. Here I am!


TRILCE: 23       
First Line: Estuous oven of those my sweet rolls
Last Line: From anyone; when you gave it to us, %no, mama?


TRILCE: 24       
First Line: By the edge of a flowered tomb
Last Line: Two marys go off singing. %monday


TRILCE: 25       
First Line: Thrips uprear to adhere
Last Line: Even in trap doors and in rough drafts


TRILCE: 26       
First Line: Summer knots three years %that, beribboned with carmine ribbons, at full
Last Line: Facing moribund alexandria, %cuzco moribund


TRILCE: 27       
First Line: That spurt frightens me, %good memory, powerful master, implacable
Last Line: Blond and sad skeleton, whistle, whistle


TRILCE: 28       
First Line: I've had lunch alone now, and without any
Last Line: The kitchen in darkness, the misery of love


TRILCE: 29       
First Line: Bottled tedium buzzes %under the moment unproduced and cane
Last Line: Armor-plate this equator, moon


TRILCE: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: The grownups
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


TRILCE: 3       
First Line: The grownups
Last Line: Don't have left me alone, %no one but me locked up here all alone
Subject(s): Children


TRILCE: 3       
First Line: The grown-ups %-when are they coming back?
Last Line: They can't have left me all alone, %the only prisoner can't be me


TRILCE: 30       
First Line: Burn of the second %throughout the tender fleshbud of desire
Last Line: Between our poor day and the great night, %at two in the immoral afternoon


TRILCE: 31       
First Line: Hope wails cotton coddled
Last Line: Lord, I want it... %and that's enough!


TRILCE: 32       
First Line: 999 calories. %roombbb .... Hullabll llust ... Ster
Last Line: Thirty-three trillion three hundred and thirty-three %calories


TRILCE: 33       
First Line: If it should rain tonight, I'd withdraw
Last Line: But that which came and already left


TRILCE: 34       
First Line: That's it for the stranger, with whom, late
Last Line: And our having been born thus for no reason


TRILCE: 35       
First Line: An hour with the beloved %so much once, is a single detail
Last Line: That's fallen off again. Why fancy that!


TRILCE: 36       
First Line: We struggle to thread ourselves through a needle's eye
Last Line: Make way for the new odd number %potent with orphanhood!


TRILCE: 37       
First Line: I used to know a poor girl
Last Line: My business failed as did hers %and the sphere swept away


TRILCE: 38       
First Line: This crystal waits to be sipped
Last Line: And now goes off to form lefts, %the new minuses. %just leave it alone


TRILCE: 39       
First Line: Who's lit a match!
Last Line: Health goes on one foot. Forward: march!


TRILCE: 4       
First Line: Two carts grind against the hammers %until trifurca lachrymals
Last Line: All has been cried out. Has been completely veiled %in deep left


TRILCE: 40       
First Line: Who would have told us that on a sunday
Last Line: For today when we test if we even live, %almost a front at the most


TRILCE: 41       
First Line: Death kneeling spills %its white blood that's not blood
Last Line: Slap %for %swap


TRILCE: 42       
First Line: Wait, all of you. Now I'm going to tell you
Last Line: Acrisia. Tilia, go to bed


TRILCE: 43       
First Line: Who knows leaves for you. Don't hide him
Last Line: Your're doing this because I beg you to. %do it!


TRILCE: 44       
First Line: This piano travels within, %travels by joyful leaps
Last Line: Oh mysterious pulse


TRILCE: 45       
First Line: I am freed from the burdens of the sea
Last Line: That is not really a wing since it is only one


TRILCE: 45       
First Line: I lose contact with the sea %when the waters come to me
Last Line: That by dint of being one no longer is a wing


TRILCE: 46       
First Line: The evening a cook lingers %before the table where you ate
Last Line: Ah! How can we help ourselves to anything


TRILCE: 47       
First Line: Ciliate reef where I was born
Last Line: It being already 1 o'clock


TRILCE: 48       
First Line: I now have 70 peruvian soles
Last Line: It ends up being all numbers, %the whole of life


TRILCE: 49       
First Line: Murmured in anxiety, my suit
Last Line: Right down to the bone!


TRILCE: 5       
First Line: Dicotyledonous group. From it
Last Line: Until it wakes the I and makes it stand. %ah bicardiac group


TRILCE: 50       
First Line: Cerberus four times % a day wields his padlock, opening
Last Line: But, naturally, %always doing his duty


TRILCE: 51       
First Line: A lie. I was just pretending
Last Line: Next time I won't even watch you when you play


TRILCE: 52       
First Line: And we'll get up when we feel
Last Line: Through the dentilabial %v that holds vigil in him


TRILCE: 53       
First Line: Who cries out eleven o'clock is not twelve!
Last Line: How much is oiled in elbows %that reach to the mouth!


TRILCE: 54       
First Line: Outcast torment, enter, leave
Last Line: I'll fling into your eyes, outcast!


TRILCE: 55       
First Line: Samain would day the air is calm and of a contained %sadness
Last Line: On the bed that's been unoccupied for so long %over there %in front


TRILCE: 56    Poem Text    
First Line: Every day I blindly get up at dawn
Last Line: Tear after tear in a cloud of dust
Subject(s): Grief


TRILCE: 56       
First Line: Everyday I wake blindly %to work so as to live; and I eat breakfast
Last Line: Match after match in the blackness, %tear after tear in clouds of dust


TRILCE: 57       
First Line: The highest points craterized, the points
Last Line: And this and that


TRILCE: 58       
First Line: In the cell, in what's solid, the %corners are huddling too
Last Line: Who's stumbling outside?


TRILCE: 59       
First Line: The terrestrial sphere of love
Last Line: Harden, until I clench my soul!


TRILCE: 6       
First Line: The suit I wore tomorrow
Last Line: Bleach and iron all the chaoses


TRILCE: 60       
First Line: Of wood is my patience
Last Line: And the pleasure that banishes us


TRILCE: 61       
First Line: Descending from my horse tonight
Last Line: It's all right, everything is quite all right


TRILCE: 62       
First Line: Carpet %whenever you go to the room that you know
Last Line: And thus they will hurt you less


TRILCE: 63       
First Line: Day breaks raining. Combed through
Last Line: And it is only an ill-timed twelve


TRILCE: 64       
First Line: Wandering landmarks enamor, since the mountainous
Last Line: Today tomorrow yesterday (no way!)


TRILCE: 65       
First Line: Mother, tomorrow I'm going to santiago
Last Line: So it is, immortal dead one. %so it is


TRILCE: 66       
First Line: The second of november tolls
Last Line: Is bitten by a wagon that simply %rolls through the street


TRILCE: 67       
First Line: Summer sings close by, and both
Last Line: Only from mirror to mirror


TRILCE: 68       
First Line: It is the fourteenth of july
Last Line: A %t %f %u %l %m %a %s %t


TRILCE: 69       
First Line: How you search for us, oh sea, with your educational
Last Line: In its single leaf the recto %facing the verso


TRILCE: 7       
First Line: I headed as usual down the veined street
Last Line: Burnt-out powder, the upstairs price 1921


TRILCE: 70       
First Line: Everyone smiles at the nonchalance with which I sink to
Last Line: If we bang into the pendulum, or have already crossed it


TRILCE: 71       
First Line: The sun coils in your fresh hand
Last Line: From the general store on any corner


TRILCE: 72       
First Line: Slow conical salon, they closed you, I closed you
Last Line: Sweetness for the whole shroud, even too much


TRILCE: 73       
First Line: Another ay has triumphed. The truth is there
Last Line: Absurdity, only facing you does this ex- %cess sweat golden pleasure


TRILCE: 74       
First Line: One day last year was so rich!
Last Line: So that you'll compose yourself


TRILCE: 75    Poem Text    
First Line: You're all dead
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


TRILCE: 75       
First Line: You're all dead
Last Line: They have not yet lived. They always died of life. %you're all dead
Subject(s): Death


TRILCE: 76       
First Line: All night long I keep sticking %out my tongue at the most mute xes
Last Line: That do not reach each other ever!


TRILCE: 77       
First Line: It hails so much, as if to make me recall
Last Line: Sing, rain, on the coast still without a sea!


TRILCE: 8       
First Line: Tomorrow that other day, some
Last Line: And I'm left with the front toward my back


TRILCE: 9       
First Line: One good turn deservvves another
Last Line: And female is the soul of the absent one. %and female my own soul


TRILCE: 9       
First Line: I sdrive to dddeflect at a blow the blow
Last Line: And female is the soul of the absent-she. %and female is my own soul


TWILIGHT       
First Line: I have dreamed of flight. And I have dreamed
Last Line: The length of a wharf...%the length of a drowning throat


TWILIGHT       
First Line: I have dreamed a flight. And I have dreamed
Last Line: And along a throat that is drowning!


UN HOMBRE ESTA MIRANDO A UNA MUJER       
First Line: A man is looking at a woman
Last Line: And then I call out to them


UN HOMBRE PASA CON UN PAN AL HOMBRO       
First Line: A man passes by with a loaf of bread on his shoulder
Last Line: How can I think of the not-me without crying aloud?


UN HOMBRE PASA CON UN PAN AL HOMBRO'       
Last Line: Como hablar del
Subject(s): Pobreza; PoesÍa Y Poetas


UNDER THE POPLARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Like priestly imprisoned poets


UNDER THE POPLARS       
First Line: Like imprisoned priestly poets
Last Line: A dog traces its pastoral howl


UNDER THE POPLARS       
First Line: Like priestly imprisoned poets
Last Line: A dog etches its pastoral howl
Subject(s): Shepherds And Shepherdesses


UNIDAD       
First Line: En esta noche
Last Line: Un plomo en
Subject(s): Amor - PÉrdida De; Corazones; Muerte


UNITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tonight, my clock pants


UNITY       
First Line: Tonight my clock gasps for breath
Last Line: A bullet in the blue shape of a heart


UNITY       
First Line: Tonight, my clock pants
Last Line: A bullet in the blue shape of a heart
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Love - Loss Of


UNSEASONABLE TIME       
First Line: Beloved purity, that my eyes never
Last Line: So little was born, but much is dying!


UNTIMELY TIME       
First Line: Beloved purity, which my eyes
Last Line: Little was born, but so much is dying!
Subject(s): Absence; Love; Memory


VERANO       
First Line: Verano, ya me
Last Line: Muere una rosa
Subject(s): AdiÓs; Muerte


VILLAGE SCENE       
First Line: The distant sound of melancholy cowbells
Last Line: A tragic blue of dead idylls weeps!


VOICE IN THE MIRROR       
First Line: So life goes, like a strange mirage
Last Line: Hurling its funeral march into the void


VOICE OF THE MIRROR    Poem Text    
First Line: So life passes, like an odd mirage
Subject(s): Life


VOICE OF THE MIRROR       
First Line: So life passes, like an odd mirage
Last Line: That vomits its funeral march into the void
Subject(s): Life


VOY A HABLAR DE LA ESPERANZA'       
First Line: Yo no sufro
Last Line: Hoy sufro suceda
Subject(s): Esperanza; Hambre; PoesÍa Y Poetas


WEAR CIRCLES       
First Line: There are desires to return, to love, not to go away
Last Line: There are desires not to move an inch from this poem


WEARY CIRCLES       
First Line: There is a desire to return, to love, not to go away
Last Line: There is a desire to stay right here in this poem!


WEARY CIRCLES       
First Line: There's the desire to return, to love, to not be absent
Last Line: There's the desire to remain rooted in this verse!
Subject(s): Life


WEARY RINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: There's the desire to return, to love, to not be absent


WEDDING MARCH       
First Line: Conducting my own public appearance
Last Line: And the stalk will finally become a fuse


WHEEL OF THE HUNGRY       
First Line: I emerge from between my teeth, sniffing


WHITE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: I feel great. Now


WHITE ROSE       
First Line: I feel fine. A stoic
Last Line: And out on my pacific %a shipwrecked coffin mews


WHITE ROSE       
First Line: I feel great. Now
Last Line: A shipwrecked coffin mews
Subject(s): Death; Disasters; Shipwrecks


WILLOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Winter lyricism, crepe rumor


WILLOW       
First Line: Lyricism of winter, murmur of crapes
Last Line: The dogs will dig, howling, a goodbye!


WILLOW       
First Line: Winter lyricism, crepe rumor
Last Line: The dogs will dig up, howling, a goodbye!
Subject(s): Death; Farewell


WILLOWS       
First Line: The lyric song of winter, the sound of mourning
Last Line: The dogs will paw the earth, howling good-byes


WIN A THOUSAND       
First Line: The lottery ticket vendor who shouts, 'win a thousand!'
Last Line: Why ever would god's will dress up %like a lottery ticket vendor!


WIN A THOUSAND       
First Line: The seller of lottery tickets who cries, 'win a thousand'
Last Line: As a seller of lottery tickets!
Subject(s): Humanity; Poverty


XV       
First Line: In that corner, where we slept together
Last Line: Two doors in the wind, back, and forth, %shadow -- to -- shadow


XXXIV       
First Line: Finished the stranger, with whom, late
Last Line: And our having been born like this for no cause


YESO       
First Line: Silencio. Aqui se
Last Line: Como en una
Subject(s): Amor; Memoria; PasiÓn