Lullaby of the Onion

Igone Urquiza

“Lullaby of the Onion”


Side of Calle San Isidro Labrador 6

A simple wooden cot surrounded by onions that like “Frost”, are the symbols used by Orihuela-based artist Igone Urquiza on a white background to pay tribute to Miguel Hernández and one of his most famous and beautiful poems: Lullaby of the Onion.

The onion is frost,
closed and poor:
frost of your days
and of my nights.
Hunger and onion:
black ice and
big, round frost.

In the cradle of hunger
my child lay.
With onion blood
he was suckled.
But your blood,
frosted with sugar,
onion and hunger.