Poetry | Silenciu Encarnáu/Scarlet Silence – Xe M. Sánchez (Asturian | English)



Préstenme los xeranios.
Nun-yos fai falta
facebook o instagram
p’amosa-y al mundiu
la so guapura.
Abasta-yos un pocu d’agua.


Préstenme los xeranios.
Préstame’l so silenciu encarnáu,
cuandu toi mayáu
de les nueses pallabres.


Al xeraniu nun-y esmolez
en qué llingua-y fales,
el collor de la to pelleya
o si yes d’equí
o d’otru planeta.



I like geraniums.
They do not need
facebook or instagram
to show to the world
its beuty.
They have enough with a little water.


I like geraniums.
I like its scarlet silence
when I tired
of our words.


The geranium does not care about
in what language you talk to him,
about the colour of your skin
or about if you are from here
or from another planet.

Xe M. Sánchez was born in 1970 in Grau (Asturies, Spain). He received his Ph.D in History from the University of Oviedo (2016). An anthropologist, he also studied Tourism. His work features in Escorzobeyos (2002), Les fueyes tresmanaes d’Enol Xivares (2003), Toponimia de la parroquia de Sobrefoz. Ponga (2006), Llué, esi mundu paralelu  (2007), Les Erbíes del Diañu (E-book: 2013, Paperback: 2015), Cróniques de la Gandaya (E-book, 2013), El Cuadernu Prietu (2015), and several journals in Asturies, USA, Portugal, France, Sweden, Scotland, Australia, South Africa, India, Italy, England, Canada, Reunion Island, China, Belgium and Ireland.

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