Mi carta al mundo

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Emily Dickinson

Mi carta

y

Mundo

al

o t r o s

p o e m a s

Ilustraciones de Isabelle Arsenault TraducciĂłn de MarĂ­a Negroni




Esta es mi carta al Mundo Que nunca me escribió — La simple Nueva que la Naturaleza — Con tierna Majestad contó

Su Mensaje envía A Manos que no puedo ver— Por amor a ella— Dulces — compatriotas — Juzguen con ternura — de Mí.




Emily Dickinson

Carta al

mundo

y otros poemas

ilustraciones de

Isabelle Arsenault

traducciĂłn de

MarĂ­a Negroni


Hay

una luz Sesgada

En las Tardes de Invierno— Que oprime, como el Peso De los Cantos Litúrgicos— Una Herida Celeste Nos inflige —no deja cicatriz— solo un quiebre interior, Donde están los Significados— Nadie puede explicarlo —Nadie— Sello es del Dolor— Aflicción Imperial Que nos viene del Aire—




Cuando llega, El Paisaje la escucha— Retienen su aliento— las Sombras—



For my mom, my mother-in-law and my precious friend Martine, who generously took care of little Florent while I was away, playing with Emily — I.A.

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The illustrations for this book were rendered in mixed media. The text was set in

Celeste and Dear Sarah KCP Poetry is an imprint of Kids Can Press Illustrations © 2008 Isabelle Arsenault All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of Kids Can Press Ltd. or, in case of photocopying or other reprographic copying, a license from The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright). For an Access Copyright license, visit www.accesscopyright.ca or call toll free to 1-800-893-5777. Kids Can Press acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s Ontario Book Initiative; the Ontario Arts Council; the Canada Council for the Arts; and the Government of Canada, through the BPIDP, for our publishing activity. Published in Canada by Kids Can Press Ltd. 29 Birch Avenue Toronto, ON M4V 1E2

Published in the U.S. by Kids Can Press Ltd. 2250 Military Road Tonawanda, NY 14150

www.kidscanpress.com Edited by Tara Walker Designed by Karen Powers Printed and bound in China The hardcover edition of this book is smyth sewn casebound. The paperback edition of this book is limp sewn with a drawn-on cover. CM 08 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 CM PA 08 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Dickinson, Emily, 1830–1886. My letter to the world and other poems / Emily Dickinson ; illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault. (Visions in Poetry) ISBN 978-1-55453-103-5 (bound). ISBN 978-1-55453-339-8 (pbk.) I. Arsenault, Isabelle, 1978– II. Title. PS1541.A6 2008

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CARTA AL MUNDO —

que se posa sobre el alma y canta la melodía muda que no cesa – jamás.

DICKINSON / ARSENAULT

La esperanza es esa cosa con plumas

EMILY DICKINSON

Carwa al mundo Y OTROS POEMAS

Ilustraciones:

ISABELLE ARSENAULT

Traducción: M A R Í A N E G R O N I