Poem… Torment


(translation|modification of Tormento)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Torment in a fantasy world,
a god suffers because of his beloved’s contempt.
This fool hides behind clouds,
spearing with mortuary cries.

From his hard-set eyes,
tears fall like eagles.
His beloved awaits. They accompany pleasures
from another who hides in the skies.

On her face, one tear falls to the left,
a second to her right.
Both glide toward her breasts…
Tense like harp strings…
Stirring goose bumps…
Like poison injecting life
as her mortal skin trembles.

–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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