REVERSE ECLIPSE : OPEN DOME, by Mercedes Roffé (translated by Margaret Carson)
REVERSE ECLIPSE : OPEN DOME
(J.M. Schaeberle / L. Connor) The sun in flames? The surface of the Moon burning? Round vernicle acidic tears spherical timeless or even more? the sky in flames glowing with a light of inner faith fiercely ascending from the depths piercing the helpless cupola of light and blinding it? architecture eclipse stone and crackling of burning paper shriveling as if from shame how can the eclipse and faith be so alike? how can they yield to one another? the texture is heard motion smelled the light cool and serene
Mercedes Roffé is one of Argentina’s leading poets. Widely published in Latin America and Spain, her poetry has also been published in translation in Italy, Quebec, Romania, England, and the United States.
Margaret Carson translates fiction, poetry and drama from Latin America and Spain. Her translations include Mercedes Roffé’s Theory of Colors (Belladonna* #71) and the novel My Two Worlds by Sergio Chejfec (Open Letter Books, 2011).