Category: Poems

SMALL REQUEST

SMALL REQUEST For R. May God give me a hero and a joyful lover and for the evenings, when none of them is there, at my window, a
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DIOGENES

DIOGENES goes with his lantern through the woods: Oak, where is your brother, the elk? goes through the village: Dog, where is your friend? through the city: People,
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THE WIND

THE WIND He collects leaves, puts them together, in red, blue, green paper written on sheets, pushpins stuck in them. Passing by, he bends over books. his lifelong
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STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN 10 MARCH2015 I climb the stairs of the metro Plaza Egaña. I like to go, looking straight at the sky. The floor dissolves the space.
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Small Boats

MIRROR The evening sky is helplessly hanging, a full-length mirror to the ground; Beyond the clouds, a faint, hardly visible star— Now seen, now lost, my image. ***
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TO LIVE

TO LIVE I feel that my life flows like a slow river, that it has neither beginning nor end, as if ever I were born nor could exist
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THRESHOLD

THRESHOLD At which erogenous zone of this language, nomad, tattoos the star of absence? The poem, a shelter without roots, opens to the obscure appeal of the roads.
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HARVEST

HARVEST Your voice sounded enchanting on the phone that warm day in August, and I dreamed of grapevines and ripened grapes full of sugar and drunkenness. And I
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TSUNAMI

TSUNAMI The sea rose, broke down the door And came straight at you at your face Dragged underwater, you surrender Struggle immediately ceases And you drift along, with
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