In honor of May Revolution Day, we present this work by one of Argentina’s most innovative poets.
To regain what was lost
I had to first lose what I had
to accomplish a goal
I had to endure pain
If in order to be in love
it was necessary to have been hurt
I have then suffered enough
I have then shed my share of tears
Because after all, I have realized
that we don’t enjoy it as much
until after we have suffered first
Because after all, I have understood
that the tree has blossomed
from beneath its roots.