LUGAR DE AUGA CLARA

 

Anahorish

O MEU 'LUGAR DE AUGA CLARA',
o primeiro outeiro do mundo
onde as fontes lavaron 
a herba verde

e as pedras escurecidas
no leito da calexa.
Anahorish, suave gradiente
de consonante, prado-vocálico,

imaxe accidental de farois
abaneando polas eiras
nas noites de inverno.
Con cubos e carretas

aqueles habitantes dos túmulos
van coa néboa ata a cintura
romper o fino xeo
nos pozos e nas pías de esterco.


Anahorish

My 'PLACE OF CLEAR WATER',
the first hill in the world
where springs washed into
the shiny grass
 
and darkened cobbles
in the bed of the lane.
Anahorish, soft gradient
of consonant, vowel-meadow,
 
after-image of lamps
swung through the yards
on winter evenings.
With pails and barrows
 
those mound-dwellers
go waist-deep in mist
to break the light ice
at wells and dunghills.


Seamus Heany

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