maria negroni/ tr. anne twitty
The characters vanish as if becoming lost in time,
or in themselves.
We see only words flying, pausing, interrupting the equilibriumquite a featof
In the wings, if there were light: reflected buildings, a photograph of Jean Harlow.
The melody is invisible.
The white circles of the spotlights do not know
where to rest.
© Maria Negroni 1991. ©Anne Twitty, translation. With acknowledgment of Sun & Moon Press, who in 1999 will publish the
bilingual edition of LA JAULA BAJO EL TRAPO/CAGE UNDER COVER.
Maria Negroni's EL VIAJE DE LA
NOCHE/NIGHT JOURNEY appeared in ARCHIPELAGO Vol. 1, No. 1.