Friday, January 4, 2013

In Lak'ech

For the new year:  this excerpt from the dual language poem by Luis Valdez, "Pensamiento Serpentino," based on a Mayan greeting, "In Lak'ech"

In Lak'ech (I Am You or You Are Me)

Tu eres mi otro yo.
You are my other me.
Si te hago dano a ti,
If I do harm to you,
Me hago dano a mi mismo.
I do harm to myself.
Si te amo y respeto,
If I love and respect you,
Me amo y respeto yo.
I love and respect myself.

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