Leo Masliah - María Clotilde (English translation)

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María Clotilde

Mozo, sírvame una copa.
Yo la quise con locura.
Y ella un día por capricho,
se me fue sin decir nada
y yo nunca supe adonde.
 
Mozo, traiga un picadillo.
Yo no sé por qué motivo
ella pudo abandonarme.
Ella que siempre decía
que iba a morir a mi lado.
 
Mozo, vaya a cocinarme
un buen plato de ravioles.
Nunca más tuve noticias,
una carta, una llamada,
una esquela por lo menos.
 
Mozo, venga de inmediato
a lustrarme los zapatos.
No concibo que me olvide.
Yo que fui por largos años
el motivo de su vida.
 
Mozo, láveme esta ropa.
Después suéldeme este caño
y revise aquel enchufe.
Hay quien dice que ella ha vuelto
a buscar amores viejos.
 
Mozo, habría que cambiarle
el cuerito a esa canilla.
Después lave bien el piso.
Se que yo no debería
ni siquiera recordarla.
 
Mozo, vamos, no se quede.
Venga a desarmar el auto.
¿Como quiere que maneje
con el freno en este estado?
Por las noches ya no duermo.
 
Mozo, ¿Que es lo que le pasa
que no está la mezcla pronta?
Después venga que le indico
las medidas de la mesa
que le dije que me hiciera.
 
Submitted by Diazepan Medina on Sun, 25/03/2018 - 20:49
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English translation

María Clotilde

Waiter, serve me a glass.
I loved her madly.
And one day by whim,
she left without saying anything
and I never knew to where.
 
Waiter, bring me a snack.
I don't know the reason why
she could have left me.
She who always said
she would die by my side.
 
Waiter, go and cook me
a good dish of ravioli.
I never had news again,
a letter, a call,
a note at least.
 
Waiter, come immediately
to polish my shoes.
I don't conceive that she forgot me.
Me who I was for many years
her reason to live.
 
Waiter, wash these clothes.
Then solder that pipe
and check that socket.
Some say she returned
to find old flames.
 
Waiter, you should change
the washer of that tap.
Then wash the floor.
I know I shouldn't
even remember her.
 
Waiter, come on, let's go.
Come to dismantle the car.
How do you want me to drive
with the brake like that?
I can't sleep in the night.
 
Waiter, what's going on
that the mixture isn't ready?
Then come and I'll show you
the measures of the table
that I told you to do.
 
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Submitted by Diazepan Medina on Fri, 04/05/2018 - 19:06
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