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Bestiarium

Song Cycle by Mercedes Zavala Gironés (b. 1963)


1. Tegenaria domestica (Araña común) [
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Language: Spanish

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La Araña gris de tiempo y de distancia
tiende su red al mar quieto del aire,
pescadora de moscas y tristezas
cotidianas...

Sabe que el amor tiene
un solo precio que se paga
pronto o tarde: la Muerte.
Y Amor y Muerte con sus hilos ata...


First published in "Revolución y Cultura La Habana no. 11, 11-1985

Submitted by Mercedes Zavala Gironés

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2. Scolopendra morsitans (Ciempiés) [
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Language: Spanish

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¿Qué hará el Ciempiés
con tantos pies
y tan poco camino?


First published in "Revolución y Cultura La Habana no. 11, 11-1985

Submitted by Mercedes Zavala Gironés

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3. Bombix mori (Gusano de Seda) [
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Language: Spanish

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Él se crea su mundo y se lo cierra:
(¡Sueña en romperlo pronto con dos alas!)
Mas, luego viene el hombre y de aquel hilo
-mínimo mundo, vuelo en la promesa-,
hace un vestido para su mujer.


First published in "Revolución y Cultura La Habana no. 11, 11-1985

Submitted by Mercedes Zavala Gironés

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4. Vanessa io (Mariposa) [
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Language: Spanish

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Escalas
de alas
en las salas
del Museo.

El deseo
de un hombre feo
robó a las diosas
las preciosas 
mariposas.
Oscura
y dura
tortura:

(Un alfiler les clava la cintura
que bailara en el cáliz de una rosa.)


First published in "Revolución y Cultura La Habana no. 11, 11-1985

Submitted by Mercedes Zavala Gironés

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