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from the April 2016 issue

Terra Incognita

Vaig connectar el poema a una tapa de claveguera
que, encesa en flames, fou la primera guitarra;
esmicolà el quitrà i l'asfalt en cendres
i transformà l'indret que era el sòl,
en un so sols per a clavar-hi els peus.

 

"Terra Incognita" from The Ground by Rowan Ricardo Phillips. © 2012 by Rowan Ricardo Phillips. By arrangement with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Translation © 2016 by Melcion Mateu. All rights reserved.

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