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poetry on the walls

Posted by
Ryan (Vancouver, Canada) on 29 June 2007 in Lifestyle & Culture.

This is part of a poem that was stenciled on a few walls that I walked by today. The poem is actually three parts and is entitled "Flores de Basura" or "Flowers of Garbage".

Here's a rough translation, provided by Christine.

The Cartoneros*
drag baskets
gathering the ground
rotten apples
and empty containers
with bags of men
sleeping in sandals
adorn the countryside
of the great city

*Cartoneros are people who collect recyclable garbage and turn it in for money. This is usually their main income.

Canon EOS 350D 1/160 second F/5.0 ISO 100 50 mm

Canon EOS 350D
1/160 second
F/5.0
ISO 100
50 mm

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