In My Father's Home

Mariana Ianelli

Traduzido por: Maria da Glória Bordini

Obra de arte Daniel Leblanc

Let me hear you

In the pulse of silence

And may I not lose

At variance

The trace of your step.


The apple of life

Like a breast is offered,

Free from the eyes of angels,

In a wild paradise.


May knowing you this way

Illuminates me

That the clasped fist

On the table be undone.

And I will have forgotten

And I will have remembered

In the right age to say,

If time there was:

Here no one dies any more.


Mariana Ianelli

Mariana Ianelli is a poet, essayist and literary critic from São Paulo with an M.A. in Literature and Literary Criticism. She has contributed to anthologies, literary journals, and newspapers and has published several books. Treva Alvorada (Illuminuras, 2010) received an Honorary Mention for the Casa de Las Americas Prize.

Maria da Glória Bordini

Maria da Glória Bordini has a PhD in Literary Theory from the Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul. She is a collaborating professor in the Graduate Program in Letters at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, where she is a specialist in Literary Theory, Literary Criticism, and Literatures in Portuguese. She is also Associate Editor of Brasil/Brazil, A Journal of Brazilian Literature (Brown University).