The breeze becalmed, the tranquil dog adoze,
both at rest, such is the mood
the still air not an atom moves
for fear its faintest murmur might disclose
an innocent but sacrilegious hum,
a profanation of the soothing calm.

– Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. excerpt from Primero Sueno

translated by Margaret Sayers Peden

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