(Dual-language poem) La casa de Aixa por Xánath Caraza/Aixa’s House by Xánath Caraza

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La casa de Aixa

Por Xánath Caraza


Las paredes del Dar al-Horra están de pie

Un mural malva te celebra


Fresca energía corre

Al cruzar el umbral de tu casa

La intimidad del lugar sorprende

Pequeña fuente de agua en el patio interior


Ventanas interiores con celosía perpetran

El juego de los que miran sin ser vistos


Racimos de flores violetas se desbordan

Verdes enredaderas dan eco a la belleza de tus días


Te veo caminar frente a la exquisita yesería

Deslizarte en los corredores, Aixa


Corazón del Albaicín, construcción nazarí

La erudición de tus palabras aún late


Elegancia y firmeza te definen

Como la honesta pasaste a la historia


(Granada, Andalucía, España, verano de 2012)


XC Casa


Aixa’s House

By Xánath Caraza

Translated by Sandra Kingery


The walls of Dar al-Horra are standing

A mauve mural honors you


Fresh energy flows

Crossing the threshold of your house


The intimacy of the place surprises

Small fountain of water in the interior patio


Interior lattice windows allow

The game of those who watch without being seen


Bouquets of violet flowers overflow

Green vines give echo to the beauty of your days


I see you walk in front of the exquisite plasterwork

Aixa Slipps down the hallways


Heart of the Albaicín, Nasrid construction

The erudition of your words still pulsates


Elegance and firmness define you

You went down in history as the honest one


(Granada, Andalucía, Spain, Summer 2012)



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Judy E Foster
Judy E Foster

A very beautiful poem, so sad the goddess is damaged, as are the lives of those who view her. Yet there is hope.