|José María Arguedas|
Por José María Arguedas. Translated by William Rowe.
They say that we do not know anything
that we are backwardness
that our head needs changing for a better one.
They say that some learned men are saying this about us
These academics who reproduce themselves
In our lives.
What is there on the banks of these rivers, Doctor?
Take your binoculars
And your spectacles
Look if you can.
Five hundred flowers
From five hundred different types of potato
Grow on the terraces
That your eyes don`t reach
Those five hundred flowers
Are my brain