The painting

The painting

Constance picked up the brushes.

On the cover of the sketchbook
some fruits and vegetables.

Constanza painted the cherries green
and the bananas

She gave the lettuce golden brushstrokes
as if they were searching heaven

Then I thought of grown ups,
so real and worn.

Astrid Fugellie Gezan (Chile)
Translation Germain Droogenbroodt

From “Las Jornadas del silencio”
Editorial Nascimento 1984

La pintura // Constanza cogió los pinceles.//En la carátula / Algunas frutas y verduras.//Constanza pintó las cerezas verdes / y los plátanos / azules.

//A las lechugas les dio pinceladas doradas / como buscando el cielo.// Entonces pensé en los adultos, /tan reales y gastados.

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