What strange water is this

¿Qué extraña agua es esta? written by Alí Calderón
Translated from the Spanish by Tanya Velázquez

What strange water is this in which we wash
Purity?
What wonderful alchemy takes form in it
And sweetens the moments?
What rust could uneven its smoothness
Of intact flame or permanent ink?
Water of unknown source whose taste
Holocausts all senses
Moon water that from me flows
and spills.