El árbol

El árbol

Image: Root of Dance 2014 – Ink and water colour (Sinead Cullen)

Poem by Angela Boto

Original in Spanish – English Translation below:

Hay quienes caundo ven árbol,

Ven un árbol

Hay quienes caundo ven árbol,

Ven vida

Hay quienes caundo ven árbol,

Ven un ser

Hay quienes caundo ven árbol,

Escuchan

Hay quienes caundo ven árbol,

Comprenden

Ayer vi un árbol,

Quise escuchar y comprender,

Pero el árbol me abrazó y

Le llevó hasta sus raíses

Y de sus raises a las raises

De todos los áboles

Y de ahí

A la vibración de los minerals

Y a la canción de las aguas profundas

Y después me llevó a danzar

En el latido de la tierra.

Hay quines caundo ven un árbol,

Son el árbol.

Angela Boto


There are those who when they see a tree,

See a tree

There are those who when they see a tree,

See life

There are those who when they see a tree,

See a being

There are those who when they see a tree,

Listen

There are those who when they see a tree,

Understand

Yesterday I saw a tree,

I wanted to listen and understand,

But the tree hugged me and

Took me to her roots

An from her roots to the roots of all of the trees

And from there to the vibration of the minerals

And to the song of the deep waters

And them took me to dance

In the heartbeat of the earth

There are those who when they see a tree

Are a tree.

Angela Boto

 

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