Alfonsina Storni

Alfonsina Storni Poems

1.
Little Little Man

Little little man, little little man,
set free your canary that wants to fly.
I am that canary, little little man,
leave me to fly.
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2.
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.
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3.
Sweet Torture

My melancholy was gold dust in your hands;
On your long hands I scattered my life;
My sweetnesses remained clutched in your hands;
Now I am a vial of perfume, emptied
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4.
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.
...

5.
Lighthouse In The Night

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

The lighthouse opens
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Alfonsina Storni Comments

Fabrizio Frosini 04 December 2015

Esta poeta argentina nacida en 1892 en Suiza es uno de los íconos de la literatura posmodernista. Con una infancia difícil y con carencias y luego una vida con recurrentes enfermedades, su poesía está impregnada de lucha, audacia, amor y una reivindicación del género femenino. Algunos de sus poemas a resaltar son: ¡Adiós! , Alma desnuda, La caricia perdida, Razones y paisajes de amor, Queja, Tu dulzura, Dolor y Frente al mar.

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Alfonsina Storni Biography

Storni was born in Sala Capriasca, Switzerland to an Argentine beer industrialist living in Switzerland for a few years. There, Storni learned to speak Italian. Following the failure of the family business, they opened a tavern in the city of Rosario, Argentina, where Storni worked at a variety of chores.

In 1907, she joined a traveling theatre ...

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