Alfonsina Storni’s Funeral Notices

Funeral Notices

There beside the crosses, small and black
like anchors cast into that final bay,
the names of those who died today
lie there, horizontal,
the way the dead themselves will.
Nearby, on an indifferent piece of paper,
my own name, now enormous, does a caper.

Alfonsina Storni: Avisos fúnebres

Al lado de pequeños cruces negras
—Anclas echadas en finales puertos—
Yacen los nombres de los muertos
Del día, horizontales
Como muertos reales.
Enorme ahora, sobre el papel frío,
Junto a las cruces bailotea el mío.

Nicholas Friedman

Nicholas Friedman

Nicholas Friedman is the author of Petty Theft, which won the 2018 New Criterion Poetry Prize. He currently works as a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University.
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Nicholas Friedman is the author of Petty Theft, which won the 2018 New Criterion Poetry Prize. He currently works as a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University.