Lullaby of the Onion

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Lullaby of the Onion is a poem by Miguel Hernandez, which Delia set to music for Poets in Prison.

Poem text

From DD101901:

The onion is frozen
stubborn and poor.
Frost of your days
and of my nights,
great black cold and
huge round frost.

In the cradle of hunger
my child sleeps
He is suckled
on the blood of the onion.
Yet its is your blood [sic]
frosty with sugar
onion and hunger.

A dark woman
changed into a moon
drop by drop spills herself
bending over the cradle.
Laugh, my son,
drawing the moon towards you
when it is needful.

Bird in my house
laugh out aloud.