Manuel Astur: “So high”

Manuel Astur por Rafael Trapiello

Translated by Harvey Moon (UCL – University College London) and read by Julia Behan (University of Leeds)

So high 


If God exists, 

when I fall for the last time 

and finish with this game, 

He will lift me 

so high and so swift 

—somewhat heedless of my fears, 

confident in His power, 

full beneath His serene love— 

just as my father would raise me in his arms 

when God was him 

and I had just happened 

to fall before this moon. 


Leído por el autor

Tan alto 


Si Dios existe, 

cuando me caiga por última vez 

y termine este juego, 

me alzará tan alto y ligero 

—algo indiferente hacia mi miedo, 

seguro de su poder, 

pleno en su amor sereno— 

como me elevaba en brazos mi padre 

cuando Dios era él 

y yo acababa de caer bajo esta luna. 



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