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Lilt: a theory of melody

A melody has to catch the ear. A lilt is an up and down movement that has to be asymmetrical or surprising in some way. It can go up, and ...

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A translation




El campo segado
y la luna disuelta.

Por el aire van los sueños
de las semillas.

Espiga azul
y amapola blanca.

Mi alma,
una sola
flor delirante.

El campo segado
y la luna disuelta.

***

The field reaped
and the moon dissolved.

Through the air go the dreams
of the seeds.

Blue ear
and white poppy.

My soul,
a single
delirious flower.

The field reaped
and the moon dissolved.