“Hummingbird Love … (dedicated to you)”

Translated by Janie N. Paz

Hummingbird Love… (dedicated to you)

In the dark night from my window

I dream of your arrival hummingbird of the dawn


Embraced to the flight that is born from your wings

I want to be wind that combs your grace

A thousand sighs I place on the silent flower

that lives in the kisses upon the window

In the dark night of this love that bleeds

I am perfume and leprechaun of your dawn

I am the texture, a caress in fervor

Tenderness of a fire that gilds the soul

If when reading me you notice that I sleep in oblivion

turn off your moon and light up my desire…


Original poem by Ricardo Martell

Amor de Colibrí… (dedicado a ti)

En la noche oscura desde mi ventana,​
sueño que tu llegas colibrí del alba​

Abrazado al vuelo que nace en tus alas​
yo quiero ser viento que peine tu gracia​
Mil suspiros pongo en la flor callada​
que habita en los besos sobre la ventana​

En la noche oscura de este amor que sangra​
soy perfume y duende de tu madrugada​
Yo soy la textura, la caricia en llama​
ternura de un fuego que te dora el alma​
Si al leerme adviertes que duermo en la nada​
apaga tu luna y enciende mis ganas…


Janie N. Paz 

Janie N. Paz is a third-year Wildlife Conservation Biology major who will be transferring to the University of California, Davis for Fall Quarter of 2018. She was born in Baja California, Mexico and is a first-generation college student. Her passion started when she was a young child, bound with curiosity about biological sciences, she read atlases of science and watched National Geographic. Janie is ambitious and passionate about environmental sustainability and will conduct her own research on tropical forests this summer at Biosphere 2. Whenever she is not studying biology she likes to spend time with her fiancé at UCSD, play mariachi on violin, make pottery, lift weights, and read about mesoamerican languages and cultures.”


Ricardo Martell Caminos 

Ricardo Martell Caminos was born in Verapaz, El Salvador, on September 1, 1919. He died in San Salvador on March 8, 1989. He devoted himself to teaching in educational centers of the country after studying Humanities. In 1939, he began to publish his literary works in the main newspapers of the country, and since then he has won various awards for his works.