Poem… About Love

About Love

(translation|modification of Sobre el Amor)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

The love you offer me,
you’ll always have.
Like flowers or ribbons,
it’ll be your crown.
All that is given returns
–double, maybe more,
even if it’s a simple 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–


Poem… Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

(translation|modification of Árbol Navideño)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

In December, you’re dressed like a king
over a nourishing base of crystalline water;
and crowning you, we adorn you –Charlemagne– for Christmas Day.

In the North, the cold bewilders
while heavy snow falls ritually over Christmas trees.
The white cloaks protect green furs and repel winter’s lashing winds.

We all go out in search of our king with great excitement.
Cutting its trunk, we transport it to the palace,
crown it with a star, make it the sovereign of our lives,
and enthrone the monarch in its festive space.


–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–



 

Poem… Let Me Love You, Sky

Let Me Love You, Sky

(translation|modification of Permíteme Amarte Cielo)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Let me love you, Sky –under the moon’s shadow.
Eclipse my anguished soul and illuminate my world
with the predictable and tender calm that abounds in you.
Turn my null existence into triumph.

Let me love you, Sky –under the moon’s shadow.
Turn my null existence into triumph
with the predictable and tender calm that abounds in you.
Eclipse my anguished soul and illuminate my world.

Let viscous rain
drench my parched tongue.
Rain in shadows that seals its love
with drops from you…

Submerge me in the sea of life.
Drown me in the passion of warming sands.
Seduce me with furious waves.
Bathe me with their kisses.
Crown me with your clouds’ red glow.


–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–