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Old October 10, 2018, 05:44 PM
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"maya," a 3rd person singular verb.

César Vallejo's poem "Rosa Blanca" concludes with these two lines:


Y maya in mi Pacifico
un náufrago ataúd.


In the translations into English or Anglo-American that I have seen, "maya" is translated as if it means "meows" or "mews," yet I have not found this equivalence in a dictionary.


I don't want to quote too much of the poem, being uncertain of its copyright status, but the lines make sense if you know that a few lines earlier the speaker of the poem claims to have within "el gato tremulo/del Miedo." Can anyone shed a little light on this word, including its infinitive? I'll be very grateful.


Thanks--
Henry
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