Back From A Walk – Federico García Lorca

Back from a Walk


Murdered by the sky.
Among the forms that move toward the snake
and the forms searching for crystal
I will let my hair grow.
With the limbless tree that cannot sing
and the boy with the white egg face.
With the broken-headed animals
and the ragged water of dry feet.

With all that is tired, deaf-mute,
and a butterfly drowned in an inkwell.
Stumbling onto my face, different every day.
Murdered by the sky!
– Federico García Lorca 1910 ( From ‘ Poet in New York ‘)
Translated by : Pablo Medina and Mark Statman