Museum of Language & Place



Among the snake’s forms
and forms that search for crystal,
I will let grow my hair.


Assassinated by the sky,
between the forms that are moving toward the serpent,
and the forms that are moving towards the crystal,
I’ll let my hair fall down.


David Backer, in “A Walk Around” by Federico García Lorca. “There’s a world of difference between simply translating the words into the second language and maintaining the integrity and meaning and soul of the original work.”