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With noble materials

I’ve constructed my house.

With the blue of dreams

and the amber of silence

I’ve constructed my house.

With everything that arrives

when we don’t wait for it

I’ve constructed my house.

With our ancient


we will inhabit our home.

[Translated by Ron Rodriguez © 2010]

Winston Orrillo studied literature in the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) where he obtained a doctorate degree. He’s written a number of books including La memoria del aire (The memory of air) (La Rama Florida, 1965), in which the poem “Song” was originally published, Cronicos (La Rama Florida, 1967), 14 y un sonetos (Ediciones de la UNMSM, 1971), and Hacer el amor (y otros poemas) Making love (and other poems) (Editorial Maribelina de la Casa del Poeta Peruano, 1997), among other books of poetry. His works have been partially translated into English, French, Italian, Bulgarian, Russian and Korean. He’s currently a professor at (UNMSM) and the University of San Martin de Porres.