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Where Hummingbirds Come From
De Donde vienen Los Colibríes

Bilingual Spanish-English Where Hummingbirds Come From

Translation by Maria Retana

It was a cold winter day.
Era un frío día de invierno.

The snow was falling outside
La nieve estaba cayendo afuera

and grandmother was in her chair by the fireplace.
y la abuela estaba en su silla junto a la chimenea.

She had that far away look she gets sometimes.
Tenía esa mirada ausente que acostumbra tener.

I crawled up into her lap hoping for a story.
Me senté en su regazo con la esperanza de que me contara un cuento.

She wrapped her arms around me and said,
Ella me envolvió en sus brazos y me dijo:

"When I was a little girl
"Cuando era niña

just like you,
así como tú,



 

 

Where Hummingbirds Come From

my grandmother told me about some magic waters."
mi abuela me habló de unas aguas mágicas. "


Grandmother smiled at me and asked,
La abuela sonrió y me preguntó:

"Would you like to hear what she had to say?"
"¿Te gustaría escuchar lo que ella me contó?"

Oh Boy
"¡Si, Por favor!"