Storni, Alfonsina: I Am Going To Sleep (Voy a dormir in English)
Voy a dormir (Spanish)
Dientes de flores, cofia de rocío,
Voy a dormir, nodriza mía, acuéstame.
Déjame sola: oyes romper los brotes…
para que olvides… Gracias. Ah, un encargo:
I Am Going To Sleep (English)
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…