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Written by Teresa d’Arenys

Translated from the Catalan by Kristine Doll

Read by Kristine Doll


Is a shooting star at the edge

of every solitude, the star that wants

your loneliness and that carries you

beyond moonless nights and days without sun.


Like someone putting a hand on your back.

Or a slight chill, a soft breeze,

a nothing, a whisper that breathes behind you

and pushes you, and yet you are alone;


in essence alone but at the same time

–although you don’t realize it now – more complete.

You don’t know how long the fleeting lasts


nor how a cold breath of suspended melodies

can burn so long,

intimate gem set in a lifetime.




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