by Federico García Lorca (1898 - 1936)
Translation © by Félix Gattegno

El niño busca su voz
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
El niño busca su voz.
(La tenía el rey de los grillos.)
En una gota de agua
buscaba su voz el niño.

No la quiero para hablar;
me haré con ella un anillo
que llevará mi silencio
en su dedo pequeñito.

En una gota de agua
buscaba su voz el niño.

(La voz cautiva, a lo lejos,
se ponía un traje de grillo.)

G. Crumb sets stanzas 1-2

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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'enfant muet", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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L'enfant muet
Language: French (Français)  after the Spanish (Español) 
L'enfant cherche sa voix
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Text added to the website: 2003-11-08 00:00:00
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