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The Dream of a Cinnamon-tree  

   For my daughter, America     

Written by Oscar Saavedra Villarroel

Translated from the Spanish by the poet

Narrated by Bill Wolak   



I want to have a giant bed, 5XKing, like those

Made for NBA basketball players,

So that my daughter, my Little Star and I can sleep like prairie.

And even if my Little Star opposes, I still want that bed, and I want us to sleep

Like prairie or like native woodlands far away, very far away from the destruction

            of the light.

And if my lil´child wants a lil’ puppy, then the puppy can sleep at the foot of

The bed.

Love in times of capitalism-doesn’t have a measure, doesn’t have a reality-:

Let it be a bed then without a size, without a structure


                                                                                                only love.








Oscar Saavedra Villarroel was born in Chile. He is s a poet, professor, and video-poet. He received the Pablo Neruda Foundation Scholarship in 2005 and the Council of Culture and Arts Scholarship in 2017 for his book Montparnasse la Victoria. He received honorable mention in the Juegos Florales Gabriela Mistral. He has attended various national and international poetry meetings. He has published in Anomalías, 5 poetas chilenos (Editorial Zignos 2007), Tecnopacha (Editorial Zignos, 2008) and Tecnopacha intervenido (La One Hit Wonder, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2012) Tecnopacha (Desbordes 2016), and Entre Montparnasse La Victoria, una familia y Asia (Editorial, Casa de la Poesía, Costa Rica, 2018). He has  been included in several anthologies and Latin American magazines. He is an honorary partner of the Ñuble literary group, Member of the Coordinating Committee of the World Poetry Movement, and a course leader for Descentralización Poética. He is also Editorial Director at Andesgraund Publishing and Director of the Escuelas de la Poesía and the Festival Internacional de Poesía.CL.


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