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The Goddess

I am a goddess,
a rag to clean the floor,
a girl leaning out of the window waiting for a miracle,
for a new day.
I am a goddess,
someone confused, falling apart,
that doesn’t find what she seeks,
that doesn’t know to look,
that wastes time.
I am a goddess,
a goddess on a stained altar
useless, broken,
a goddess that nobody has revered,
that does not arouse faith,
or feelings,
a mortal goddess,
a rag to clean the floor.

English translation by Paul Archer of 'La Diosa' by Conchi da Silva.

La Diosa

Soy una diosa,
un trapo de limpiar el suelo,
una niña asomada a la ventana esperando un milagro,
un día nuevo.
Soy una diosa,
alguien confuso, estropeado,
que no encuentra lo que busca,
que no sabe buscar,
que pierde el tiempo.
Soy una diosa,
una diosa en un altar manchado,
inútil, roto,
una diosa que nadie ha venerado,
que no despierta Fe,
ni sentimientos,
una diosa mortal,
un trapo para limpiar el suelo.

Listen to Conchi da Silva reading her poem 'La Diosa'.

For more translations of poems by Conchi da Silva, go to Translations.

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