Thus

Let it be sheer condensed excessiveness.
The massive head assembled at ground-level.
Thick-skinned and bulky, almost a thing:
a monstrous embodiment of beauty.

Profuse, unsettling, armor-plated gray.
Potent, its brawn mounted in front.
Indifferent mass. And thus: rhinoceros.

 

 

Así

Que sea pura desmesura compactada.
Armada la cabeza a ras del piso.
Macizo, la piel gruesa, un poco cosa:
una forma monstruosa de belleza.

Mucho, inquietante, gris blindado.
Potente, amontonado hacia delante.
Monte indolente. Así: rinoceronte.

By Alejandro Crotto
Translation By Robin Myers

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