Alfonsina Storni

(29 May 1892 – 25 October 1938 / Capriasca)

Alfonsina Storni Poems

1. Parasites 5/29/2014
2. My Sister 5/29/2014
3. Siesta 5/29/2014
4. Hombre Pequeñito 5/29/2014
5. What Would They Say? 5/29/2014
6. Alma Desnuda 4/1/2010
7. Tu Me Quieres Blanca 4/1/2010
8. A Madona Poesia (To My Lady Of Poetry) 4/1/2010
9. Animal Cansado 4/1/2010
10. A Eros (To Eros) 4/1/2010
11. Sweet Torture 1/1/2004
12. Sleep Peacefully 1/1/2004
13. They'Ve Come 1/1/2004
14. Lighthouse In The Night 1/1/2004
15. Little Little Man 1/1/2004
16. I Am Going To Sleep 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Alfonsina Storni

I Am Going To Sleep

Teeth of flowers, hairnet of dew,
hands of herbs, you, perfect wet nurse,
prepare the earthly sheets for me
and the down quilt of weeded moss.

I am going to sleep, my nurse, put me to bed.
Set a lamp at my headboard;
a constellation; whatever you like;
all are good: lower it a bit.

Leave me alone: you hear the buds breaking through . . .
a celestial foot rocks you from above
and a bird traces a pattern for you

so you'll forget . . . Thank you. Oh, one request:
if he telephones again
tell him not to keep trying for I have left . . .

Read the full of I Am Going To Sleep

Sleep Peacefully

You said the word that enamors
My hearing. You already forgot. Good.
Sleep peacefully. Your face should
Be serene and beautiful at all hours.

When the seductive mouth enchants
It should be fresh, your speech pleasant;
For your office as lover it's not good
That many tears come from your face.

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