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By Mario Meléndez

My sister woke me very early

that morning and told me

“Get up, you have to come see this

the ocean’s filled with stars”

Delighted by the revelation

I dressed quickly and thought

If the ocean’s filled with stars

I must take the first flight

and collect all of the fish from the sky

 


Translated from the Spanish

Source: Poetry (September 2017)

Poet Bio

Mario Meléndez received the Municipal Prize of Literature in the Bicentennial of Linares, Chile. His poetry has been translated into many languages including Italian, Arabic, and German.

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