Two Poems, Natalia Toledo | World Literature Today

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Ruyadxie 'lii sica ruyadxi guragu' guibá ',
ribaque chaahue' lii ndaani 'guiña candanaxhi guiriziña
guidilade' ruxhele guirá 'bizeecabe lu xpidaane'
guira nguiiu ne biulú zanda gueeda chiru ca 'naa yanna gueela'
guenda nayeche 'xtinne' cadá nisa.
Ora riaa 'sa' riguyaa 'ne pa guiaba nisaguie
ladxidó' guiba 'ribee yaande gadxe
ni rutiee lu xpidaane' ne guielua '.
Ora guiruche ti guí ria'qui' guiba '
naa ruxhele' ruaa'sica guragu 'ne rabe xpele.

Looking at the sky like a lizard,
I fit you inside the trunk with odor-ocote
my skin bursts the flowers they drew on my dress
they can come tonight to pinch me men and hummingbirds
my joy is nectar that emanates. to the parties and if it rains
the heart of the day throws a rainbow
over my eyes and my huipil.
When a lightning strikes, burns the sky,
then I open my mouth of a lizard to drink his fire.

Facing the sky like a lizard,
I settle you in a trunk that smells of pine. hummingbirds can eat and pinch me tonight

my happiness is nectar that flows.
I am going to the party to dance and if it rains
the heart of day will hurl to rainbow
upon my < em> huipil and my eyes.

Lyrics and videotapes: November 2008
You prepare a table before me, in the sight of my enemies; you perfumes my head, and my cup overflows. The encounter of both is the theme of one of the frescoes of Arezzo by Piero della Francesca .

Ra ruzulú guidxilayú






Biabanu ndaani 'gui'

Biabanu ndaani 'gui'

Biabanu ndaani 'gui'
Biabanu ndaani 'gui'
Biabanu ndaani 'gui'
Biabanu ndaani 'gui' xi '
gubidura bitiidi' baxa sti 'ladxido'no,
gucanu pumpu ¡au!
gucanu nisa ¡au!.
Yanna nacanu de biaana - xa'na 'guisu guidxilayú

We were scales sluffed from God, the flower, deer, and monkey.
We were the torch that split the lightning bolt and the dream our grandparents told.
and the sun ran through us with his arrow,
we were the jug, aooo!
we were the water, aooo!


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By Clare Sullivan