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Tristeza
Cecilia Casanova & Rebecca Levi



Esta mañana se concentraron los pájaros
en mi ventana.
Cantaban todos a la vez
sin ponerse de acuerdo.
Los oía apenas,
cubierta con las sábanas
y esa tristeza que me quedó de anoche.
Indefensa, en posición de nacer,
añoro esa amplitud
que me hincha a veces
como a las palomas.


Rebecca Levi is a poet, translator and musician based in Chile. Originally from New York City, she studied comparative literature at Yale University and poetry with Robert Pinsky at Boston University. Her poems and translations have been published in journals such as Columbia Journal and No Tokens Magazine, by Princeton University Press and Broadstone Books, and in The Times Literary Supplement as a winner of the Mick Imlah Poetry Prize. Rebecca composes and performs music that crosses borders, as a soloist and with her Colombia-based band, Debarro. She has been an educator for twelve years, with a focus in early childhood music, children’s orchestra, and creative writing, and her teaching has taken her around the world, from Peru to Venezuela to India.


 

Sadness
Cecilia Casanova & Rebecca Levi



This morning the birds assembled
at my window.
They all sang together
without planning to.
I only just heard them,
covered by my sheets
and that sadness left over from last night.
Exposed, curled up like a newborn,
I yearn for that spaciousness
that swells me sometimes
as it does pigeons.


Rebecca Levi is a poet, translator and musician based in Chile. Originally from New York City, she studied comparative literature at Yale University and poetry with Robert Pinsky at Boston University. Her poems and translations have been published in journals such as Columbia Journal and No Tokens Magazine, by Princeton University Press and Broadstone Books, and in The Times Literary Supplement as a winner of the Mick Imlah Poetry Prize. Rebecca composes and performs music that crosses borders, as a soloist and with her Colombia-based band, Debarro. She has been an educator for twelve years, with a focus in early childhood music, children’s orchestra, and creative writing, and her teaching has taken her around the world, from Peru to Venezuela to India.

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