Primera bofetada de Auguste, de Akiko Yosano

Reading Time: 3 minutes My lovely two-year-old Auguste, I write this down for you: Today, for the first time, you struck your mother on the cheek. It was the power of your life that wanted to win the genuine power for conquest took on the form of anger and a spastic fit and flashed …

Dolores de parto, poema de Akiko Yosano

Reading Time: 2 minutes LABOR PAINS I am sick today, sick in my body, eyes wide open, silent, I lie on the bed of childbirth. Why do I, so used to the nearness of death, to pain and blood and screaming, now uncontrollably tremble with dread? A nice young doctor tried to comfort me, …