Poem… Falling Drops


Falling Drops

(translation|modification of Gotas que Caen)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Many love in cloudless skies,
sunny skies, fully radiant;
but love resides in aqueous perfumes:
Drops that fall and compel me to love you.

Anyone can suggest on clear days
adventures of love and erotica;
but love resides in cloudy worlds:
Drops that fall and compel me to love you.

What is it worth to sing only in divine spaces?
Doesn’t Hell sing? Heaven’s great counterpart.
Love resides in rain forests:
Drops that fall and compel me to love you.

I love in torrents of copious rains.
I submerge in waters wanting to find you
until your body is found invaded by droplets:
Drops that fall and compel me to love you.

I penetrate the seas that feed the heavens,
aqueous and beautiful, as imagined by Dante;
filled with clouds in rainy Aprils:
Drops that fall and compel me to love you.

In Heaven, your body dresses with droplets,
framing your form like a masterpiece;
pouring from your breasts like cascades:
Drops that fall and compel me to love you.

It’s a chant of love to the rain,
who shares her bed with passions;
sensual, over me, and spilling in liturgy:
Drops that fall and compel me to love you.


–You can find the poem in Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo or the original version in Spanish in Poemas Caribeños, por Luis. S. González-Acevedo–


 

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