Beautiful stuff Trent - there's something very present about the sound of these words - makes me wish I spoke Spanish to get the feeling and meaning of the words in their original fluency. I'll be interested to compare the version you have up here with the version used on the programme. I've just finished reading Nathan Englander's "The Ministry of Special Cases" which is about the Jewish Community in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War, and which has a narrative of the Disappeared...so this poem is evoking memories of the book...There are depths and scopes of beauty that are mentioned in the poem that are hard-won, and the road to such discoveries is surely unenviable. Alicia Partnoy's name will go onto the evolving list of SoF-recommends. As always - cheers, Pádraig.
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