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The Language of Ghosts

Mama, today I discovered the language of ghosts.

What are you talking about, Claudio?

Yes, mama. Seriously, I discovered
the language of ghosts.

To say hello they say: Hoo hoo.
To say yes they say: Hoo.

And how do they say goodbye?

I don’t know, they haven’t left yet.

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Poet:
Gabriela Cantú Westendarp
Translator:
Lawrence Schimel
Original language:
Spanish (Mexico)
Issue:
2015 Number 2 - I WISH...

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Gabriela Cantú Westendarp

GABRIELA CANTÚ WESTENDARP is from Monterrey, in the north of Mexico. She has published five collections of poetry, including...

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Lawrence Schimel

LAWRENCE SCHIMEL writes in both Spanish and English, and has published many books for both adults and kids, including ¡Vamos a...

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