translated by Patricia Felisa Barbeito

What symmetry of line
to that crinoline
so rife with life.
Such vitality
as it flutters fettered
to the propriety
that Velasquez
loathed.
The obedient child
goes wild
without restraint
At the very instant
The delicious
Infanta Margarita
In one vicious
whirl
smashes
the fine
porcelain
salt cellar

 

    Tin pearl, Gavrielides Publications, Athens, 2011