Look now


go on looking

without any turning away —

into all the speechless worlds

poised to leave us.



Mira ahora


sigue mirando

sin desviarte la vista —

hacia todos los mundos callados

posados para dejarnos.




Mary Kay Rummel’s ninth poetry book, Nocturnes: Between Flesh and Stone is published by Blue Light Press. Her books have won awards from New Rivers Press, Bright Hill Press and Blue Light Press. She has performed poetry in many venues and led workshops for all ages and groups of students.

*Translated by Sarah Degner Riveros