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Marco Martos

A Small Homage

Translated by Michael L. Smith

The objection is made that a flower
bursts with beauty
although no one may see it.
But I will object in my turn
that a flower blushes with pleasure
when someone contemplates it

And I believe that a woman
becomes more beautiful and radiant
if someone truly believing tells her
what was a shimmering
in a mirror.

Return for that reason,
small secret flower, return
to show me your human face.
And so, our song will be
the more beautiful
although no one may see it.

Donde No Se Ama, 1974