by José Juan Tablada (1871 - 1945)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Cohete de larga vara
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Cohete de larga vara
El bambú apenas sube se doblega
En lluvia de menudas esmeraldas.

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The long‑poled rocket
Language: English  after the Spanish (Español) 
The long-poled rocket
Bamboo barely grows but is toppled
in a rain of miniscule emeralds.

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Translations of title(s):
"Cohete" = "Rocket"
"El bambú" = "Bamboo"


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This text was added to the website: 2019-12-24
Line count: 3
Word count: 15