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This poem is taken from PN Review 132, Volume 26 Number 4, March - April 2000.

You are a Disaster (translated by Anthony Edkins) Rafael Alberti

You are a disaster
or an open sky where a rainbow is installed.
Of you, everything is expected.
Facing the sea, naked
someone recently risen from shipwreck,
you are covered with winds and bad weather
and the stone you project
can as likely break flower's eye
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