Monks and Raisins (op. 18, no. 2)(1943)
"Monks and Raisins" is the second song of Two Songs, opus 18.
by José García Villa
I have observed pink monks eating blue raisins.
And I have observed blue monks eating pink raisins.
Studiously have I observed.
Now this is the way a pink monk eats a blue raisin:
Pink is he and it is blue and the pink
swallows the blue. I swear this is true.
And the way a blue monk eats a pink raisin is this:
Blue is he and it is pink and the blue
swallows the pink. And this is also truth.
Indeed I have observed and myself have partaken
of blue and pink raisins. But my joy was different:
My joy was to see the blue and the pink counterpointing.