Alfonsina Storni

(29 May 1892 – 25 October 1938 / Capriasca)

Alfonsina Storni Poems

1. Siesta 5/29/2014
2. Hombre Pequeñito 5/29/2014
3. Parasites 5/29/2014
4. My Sister 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. 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. Sleep Peacefully 1/1/2004
12. They'Ve Come 1/1/2004
13. Sweet Torture 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

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.

I was in your cage, little little man,
little little man who gave me my cage.
I say "little little" because you don't understand me
Nor will you understand.

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