Wolf and the Owl
Poetry, Lyrics, Translations
and Musings by Alex Etchart

Viewing: Uruguay


By on Monday 27th October, 2014

Balderrama Original by Gustavo “Cuchi” Leguizamón as made famous by Mercedes Sosa and the film ‘Che’ Balderrama is the name of a bar known for Folklore sessions in Salta, Argentina A recording of me singing it live on Resonance 104.4FM can

Five Centuries the Same (Cinco Siglos Igual – León Gieco)

By on Thursday 16th October, 2014

By León Gieco, inspired by the haunting recording by Mercedes Sosa. About the pain of the whole american continent over the last five centuries. Solitude amidst the ruins Blood in the corn Red stains yellow Poisonous shroud Wounded shields Five centuries

Smoke Trail

By on Wednesday 23rd November, 2011

that’s the sound of my heart wheezing that’s the sound of my veins throbbing that’s the moisture of the wailing rain and that’s the patter of my thoughts sobbing self mutilation down to a fine art mastered by the masses


By on Wednesday 23rd November, 2011

Big tall grey apartment block Hangs over a city of nothing much, Little old lady lives in a box, cleans… all… day. She cleans fat men’s underwear, She irons the shirt he never wears, She cleans just about everywhere, Then


By on Wednesday 23rd November, 2011

I saw him come with an axe! Hence to the beast, Stopped dead in his tracks… …and HACK! with one in-hesitant swing off with its head, the serpent wriggling yet indisputably dead. For a moment, you could see the boy’s


By on Wednesday 23rd November, 2011

All…my…life I’ve been surrounded by broken people Is it because I’m a fixer? Or is it because I need to be fixed? Is it my imagination? Or is it an unhealthy mix All…I…know Is that when I swing my door

Guts (for Cat)

By on Tuesday 22nd November, 2011

Hey lil’ sister You’ve grown up so fast I never dreamed I’d be talkin’ to you ’bout things Like th’invasion of Iraq Nor that you’d discover the wonders of Sleeping bags When it’s raining it’s pouring your mother is snoring

I Learnt Something

By on Tuesday 22nd November, 2011

I learnt something from a puppy today as it stared tame face-like-mouse saying why is there an invisible line at the threshold of your house which says that you may enter but I must pause at the door. who decided