Regreso a la ciudad / Return to the City

By Manuel Ulacia

La luz entre las hojas,
y recobro la infancia...
Todo cambia—dijo mi padre en la calle 5 de mayo.
Miré la tarde huir con las nubes en bandadas.

The light among the leaves—
and I regain my childhood...
Everything changes—
my father said on the street called 5 de mayo.
I saw the evening flee in flocks of clouds.

Translated by Indran Amirthanayagam

Manuel Ulacia, “Regreso a la ciudad / Return to the City” translated by Indran Amirthanayagam from Origami: Selected Poems of Manuel Ulacia (Dialogos Books). Copyright © 2023. Reprinted by permission of the translator.