Alfonsina Storni

(29 May 1892 – 25 October 1938 / Capriasca)

Alfonsina Storni Poems

1. Hombre Pequeñito 5/29/2014
2. My Sister 5/29/2014
3. Siesta 5/29/2014
4. Parasites 5/29/2014
5. What Would They Say? 5/29/2014
6. Tu Me Quieres Blanca 4/1/2010
7. Alma Desnuda 4/1/2010
8. Animal Cansado 4/1/2010
9. A Madona Poesia (To My Lady Of Poetry) 4/1/2010
10. A Eros (To Eros) 4/1/2010
11. They'Ve Come 1/1/2004
12. Sweet Torture 1/1/2004
13. Sleep Peacefully 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 . . .

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Lighthouse In The Night

The sky a black sphere,
the sea a black disk.

The lighthouse opens
its solar fan on the coast.

Spinning endlessly at night,
whom is it searching for

when the mortal heart
looks for me in the chest?

Look at the black rock
where it is nailed down.

A crow digs endlessly
but no longer bleeds.

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