The Valley Swallow (La golondrina del valle)
One of the most amazing experiences I had during my six months in the Puchuncaví Prison Camp was to see the metamorphosis of the barbed wire fence into a huge musical score.
This happened when a flock of swallows made a surprise visit and hundreds of them perched at different heights on the stiff barbed wire. It was the image that inspired this song.
Published on: 22 June 2015
on the camp fence.
It is alone, a stray note
on the barb of the wire.
Fly and seek your sisters!
Give life to the pentagram
of the barb, of the wire,
swallows of this valley.
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