'Mortar Palette' by Emmanuela Copal de Le´n
Mortar Palette, Emmanuela Copal de León, 2000.

 

 

This Black Stone
Homero Aridji

 

 

This black stone

Is a piece of night

That time has made palpable

So that a man

Can take up darkness in his hand

 

 

 

 

 

 

Translated from the Spanish by Gregory McNamee.

Text © 1996, 2000 by Homer Aridjis
"This Black Stone" first appeared in Many Mountains Moving, Volume III, Number 1. The work appears here by permission of the author.


Original Graphic Image, "Mortar Palette" © 2000 by Emmanuela Copal de León


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