Poetry at the Post: Heading To Peru With Vallejo In Mi Bolsa….

Miguel
BY CÉSAR VALLEJO
TRANSLATED BY DON PATERSON

I’m sitting here on the old patio
beside your absence. It is a black well.
We’d be playing, now. . .

A dug well in a village in Faryab Province, Afghanistan.
A dug well in a village in Faryab Province, Afghanistan.
“Faryab- village dug well” by Didiervberghe – Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons –

A beautiful poem… you can listen to the awesome Mercedes Sosa sing it in Spanish here: