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Translating Garcia Lorca

		for Pablo Medina

the danger is not
that he'll take over
my poems
but that when it happens
I won't know

(image of cow, of horse
of cadaver or sleepy river
or a pure and less 
than innocent love)

so when someone points it out
I won't see—
already eaten
devoured

Credit


From Tourist at Miracle by Mark Statman. Copyright © 2010 by Mark Statman. Used by permission of Hanging Loose Press. All rights reserved.

Author


Mark Statman

Mark Statman is the author of That Train Again (Lavender Ink, 2015).

Date Published: 2010-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/translating-garcia-lorca