MY FATHER IS LIGHT
My father is as light as a flower
when he falls in autumn like the leaves
of the book which he ever read
in the warmth of the winter.
When you leave from here,
I will leave as well.
Something of you
will remain in me,
And something of me
will always go with you.
ENRIQUE SOLINAS, Argentina 1969
Translation Germain Droogenbroodt
From: Barcas sobre el zarzal ardiente, 2016 Buenos Aires: editions of the Dock
Collection Castaway fish.