Poem… Angel & Mermaid

Angel & Mermaid

(translation|modification of Ángel y Sirena)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Angel & Mermaid with beautiful eyes and severe gaze
Figure that makes my glance gentle
Every day, I remember that I shouldn’t;
but my soul remains tied to your silhouette.

Dark hair that seduces without speaking
Pearl skin on the body of a mermaid
Anyone would give their life to kiss
the beautiful mermaid with a queen’s name.

Sweet tiny waist that tempts my hands
Slender legs that hypnotize in madness
The sun of desire with honey warms
the passion that in me has lost its sanity.

Your slightly parted lips mark the entrance
to your soul and coffer of pleasure.
Your crystalline eyes sing the ballad
that reveals you and all you can be.

Mermaid & Angel, stay in your solemn trance.
Deliver yourself into my arms;
and thus, your skin’s sweet enlace
as we seal our fate with a kiss.


–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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Poema… Ángel y Sirena

Ángel y Sirena

por Luis S. González-Acevedo

Ángel y Sirena de ojos bellos y mirar severo,
figura que enternece mi mirada;
y aunque cada día recuerdo que no debo,
mi alma a tu silueta queda atada.

Cabello oscuro que seduce sin hablar,
piel de perla en cuerpo de sirena;
cualquiera su vida entregaría por besar
a la sirena bella con nombre de reina.

Dulce cintura diminuta que mis manos tienta,
piernas delgadas que hipnotizan en locura;
el sol de mil pasiones con miel calienta
la pasión que en mí ha perdido su cordura.

Tus labios entreabiertos adornan la entrada
de tu alma y cofre de placer;
tus ojos cristalinos me cantan la balada
que revela quién eres y todo lo que puedes ser.

Sirena y Ángel queda quieta en tu solemne trance;
entrégame en los brazos tu figura y peso
y así con tu piel el dulce enlace,
al sentir tus labios con un beso.

Ángel y Sirena queda quieta en tu solemne trance;
entrégame en los brazos tu figura y peso
y así con tu piel el dulce enlace,
al sentir tus labios con un beso.


–Puede encontrarlo en el poemario Poemas Caribeños, por Luis S. González-Acevedo o la traducción | modificación en inglés en Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo–



 

Poem… Snow & Flowers

Snow & Flowers

(translation|modification of Nieve y Flores)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Winter spreads its wool blanket,
covering gardens, skies and flowers.
To the wind, it spills chilled currents,
drowning the poor crying flowers.

Snowflakes fall,
covering each petal in bloom.
They become tears
and run to express their pain.

Flakes turn into droplets
and paint flowers.
The wind turns droplets back into flakes
and chills in the absence of heat.

Winter, bid farewell as spring returns
and the ice that confines flowers melts.
Remember, the liberated flowers will not cry
the snow’s estrangement and newfound intimacy with the sun.


–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–




 

Poema… Nieve y Flores

Nieve y Flores

por Luis S. González-Acevedo

El invierno tiende su manto de lana,
cubriendo jardines, cielos y flores;
al viento derrama sus corrientes heladas,
ahogando las flores, llorando las pobres.

Los copos de nieve cayeron,
cubriendo cada pétalo en flor;
en lágrimas se convirtieron,
deslizándose expresaban dolor.

Los copos se tornaron en gotas;
éstas pintaron toda flor;
el viento tornó en copos las gotas,
congelando las flores por falta de calor.

Despidiéndose el invierno regresó la primavera,
derritiendo el hielo que enmarcaba cada flor.
Las flores liberadas no lloraban
la partida de la nieve al ver el sol.


–Puede encontrarlo en el poemario Poemas Caribeños, por Luis S. González-Acevedo o la traducción | modificación en inglés en Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo–


 



 

Poem… Love of Rose & Carnation

Love of Rose & Carnation

(translation|modification of Amor de Rosa y Clavel)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Centuries ago, in an isolated place
surrounded by jasmine walls,
a well-cultivated paradise
and beautiful garden existed in all splendor.

Stooping, the gardener planted
the seeds of a rose and a carnation.
With patience, he cared for them each day,
protecting their beauty, the essence of their being.

Eventually, the carnation looked at the rose
and the rose at the carnation.
The rose for the carnation: the most beautiful
The carnation for the rose: a beautiful being.

They hastened vows of eternal love.
The moon witnessed their covenant.
From that moment everlasting,
love was the foundation of their promise.

But one day, the rose saw a tulip
and immediately gave him her heart.
The carnation was stored in her forgetfulness
because of fleeting passions –without reason.

The carnation was informed of the affair.
He was wounded by the rose’s thorn
and left inert, pierced and moribund
with her prick plunged deep into his heart.

The sun launched its rays, assisting in his death.
Every petal in bloom dehydrated.
What was the carnation’s fortune?
Being bathed by the sun as he cried and withered.


–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–