NATIVE POEMS FROM CHILE: “Mother Earth” (Madre Tierra) Rayen Kvyeh (Moon Flower, Flor de Luna) in English, Spanish & Mapudungum

Mother Earth

Mother Earth, Mother Earth!
of undulating belly
  day and night begets
millennial seeds
which sprout in rivers,
they slide into waterfalls
bright stars,
generating
ancestral roots.
Mother Earth Mother Earth
Mapuche your entrails give birth
in constant motion
sunsets and sunrises.
In valleys and mountains,
rewe, pewen, foie
su toki yerguen
to free you and to defend you
to caress you and to love you
Mother Earth!

by Rayen Kvyeh (Moon Flower)

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Madre Tierra

Madre tierra, madre tierra
de ondulante vientre
día y noche engendra
milenarias semillas
brotan en ríos,
se deslizan en cascadas
estrellas luminosas,
generando
raíces ancestrales.
Madre tierra, madre tierra
mapuche tus entrañas paren
en constante movimiento
de atardeceres y amaneceres.
En valles y montañas,
rewe, pewen, foie
su toki yerguen
para liberarte y defenderte
acariciarte y amarte
madre tierra.

by Rayen Kvyeh (Flor de Luna)

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Mapudungum – (mapuche)
Mapu ñuke

Mapu ñuke, mapu nuk
Tami rewkvleci jawe
Coyvmkey kom puh ka kom antv
Fvxa kuifi kakerume fvh,
Wefkey reke
Ka dewkey pehoykvleci xayen,
Alofkvleci wagben keciley,
Dewmalekenmu, coyvlekenmu
Fij kuyfike kakerumeci folil.
Mapu ñuke, mapu ñuke
Mi pu pvxa jeqkey pu mapuce,
amuleci hegvmvwnmu
naqvn antv mew ka pu liwen.
Lelfvn mew ka mawida mew,
xiwe, peweh ka foye
leliwvlnieygvn ta kajifvwenu,
wixapvray tami pu toki
mi kisu gvnewama ka mi rumekagenuam
ka tami poyeatew ka ayvatew
mapu ñuke .

by Rayen Kvyeh

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