Thursday, July 16, 2015

Guest Poet: Claribel Alegría

This is a translation of Alegría's poem, the original written in Spanish. 

Clara Isabel Alegría Vides (born May 12, 1924) is a Nicaraguan poet, essayist, novelist, and journalist who is a major voice in the literature of contemporary Central America. She writes under the pseudonym Claribel Alegría. She was awarded the 2006 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

Searching For You

I went out searching for you
crossing valleys 
and mountains
ploughing distant seas
asking of the clouds
and the wind of your whereabouts
it was all useless
you were within me

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