Today’s CSED is inspired by (probably) the best-known work (Rio Grande de Loíza) by a woman who is widely regarded as the greatest female Puerto Rican poet– Julia de Burgos.
Funny thing, though. In giving myself a quick refresher on her life (I had not read up on her since high school), I found that her birthday was a little over a week ago, so I find it rather appropriate that I’m using her words on a Feb piece.
The verse, translated, reads as follows:
Who knows in what rainfall of what far land
I shall be spilling to open new furrows;
or perhaps, tired of biting hearts,
I shall be freezing in icicles!
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