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Snichimal Vayuchil: Writing Poetry in an Endangered Maya Language | Asymptote

Red Rose

Your scent seduces
You are so tender
You are perfect
Little red rose.

Your scent opens
The scent of your being Red rose,
You are beauty itself.

You are amazing
You are exceptional
For being born
Little red rose.

Your leaves open
Red rose
Your essence diffuse
Your flower flowers

They observe your being
You are immanent
You are infinite
They love you for your being.

Artemio Hernández
Paul M. Worley, translator from
bats’i k’op, or Tsotsil Maya

Snichimal Vayuchil 
North Dakota Quarterly 2017

 

Tsajal Nichim

Amuil toj lek
Ja’ jech toj t’ujomot K’upil atalel
Unin tsajal nichim.

Xmuet amuil Smuil atakupal
Tsajal nichim
Toj lek alekil

Ti atalele lek
Stalelal abektal
Stalelal achiel
Unin tsajal nichim

Xyometxa avanal
Tsajal nichim
Xmuet xa amuil
Umet xa jnichimal

Slamet xa ak’elel
Ja’ ti lek ak’upijel
Lek avutsil
Ta atalel skupinoxuk.

Artemio Hernández

Snichimal Vayuchil |Asymptote

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