Jorge de la Vega - Están ocurriendo cosas (English translation)

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Están ocurriendo cosas

Están ocurriendo cosas
de las que nunca se hablan
y todos las conocemos
pero es tabú comentarlas.
 
Preguntale a tu marido
y se hará el desentendido
comentale a tu mujer,
no la volverás a ver.
Consultalo a tu abogado
mirará para otro lado.
Conversalo a tu analista,
dirá que sos masoquista.
Preguntá a la autoridad
y se te encarcelará!
 
Están ocurriendo cosas
que ni en broma comentamos
y, en la pileta del mundo,
las dos manos nos lavamos.
 
Preguntale a Mona Lisa
y se le irá la sonrisa,
comentáselo a un prelado
y serás excomulgado.
Contáselo a un comunista
y te meterá en la lista.
Preguntá al capitalismo
y armarás el cataclismo.
Consultalo a un socialista
y dirá “que el cielo me asista”!
 
Están ocurriendo cosas
pero nos desentendemos
los identi-kit sonríen,
la procesión va por dentro.
 
Consultalo a un quiromante
y enmudecerá al instante.
Comentáselo a la almohada
y se hará la adormilada.
Preguntale a una adivina
y morirá de triquina,
y fulanos y menganos
han de lavarse las manos,
pregunta a la humanidad
nadie te contestará.
 
Submitted by Diazepan Medina on Wed, 08/11/2017 - 20:03
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English translation

Things are happening

Things are happening
that are never talked about
and we all know them
but it's a taboo to tell them.
 
Ask your husband
and he'll play dumb
tell your wife,
and you won't see her again.
Consult it to your lawyer
he'll look somewhere else.
Talk it to your psychoanalyst
he'll say that you're a masochist.
Ask the authority
and they will put you in jail.
 
Things are happening
that we don't comment even joking
and in the world's washbowl
we wash both hands.
 
Ask Mona Lisa
and she'll remove her smile,
tell it to a prelate
and you'll be excommunicated-
Tell it to a communist
and he'll put you on the list.
Ask capitalism
and you'll unleash cataclysm.
Consult it to a socialist
and he'll say "God speed me!"
 
Things are happening
but we avoid them
identi-kits smile
and put on a brave face.
 
Consult it to a palmistress
and she'll inmediately go silent.
Tell it to your pillow
and it will play the dozed
Ask a fortune-teller
and she'll die of trichina,
and johns and janes doe
will wash their hands,
ask the humanity
nobody will reply.
 
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Submitted by Diazepan Medina on Fri, 10/11/2017 - 20:18
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