Poem… Mystical World of Hayuya

Mystical World of Hayuya

(translation|modification of Mundo Místico de Hayuya)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

I hope to take you to another world,
enveloped and drowned in haze;
and immerse you in the deep
of its sky and sea of foam.

It’s a land of enchantment:
where winged sheep fly
and serpents provoke no fears.
Under a splendorous star,

the realm will possess you fondly.
The subsky is strawberry,
clouds dress with cotton,
and every day is a surprise.

In its center, a town sleeps.
Mountains surround it.
With its eyes, it wants to see me
and hold you in its heart.

¡Come! Abandon this foreign land
that you can’t call yours.
I’ll be El Cid and you… My Queen
Our empire… Green-Hayuya

–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… Mundo Místico de Hayuya

Mundo Místico de Hayuya

por Luis S. González-Acevedo

Quiero llevarte a otro mundo
envuelto y ahogado en brumas
sumergirte en lo profundo
de su cielo y mar de espumas.

Es una tierra de encantos
do la oveja alada vuela y
la serpiente no crea espantos
bajo el manto de una estrella y

te posee con su pasión.
El subcielo es color fresa
las nubes visten de algodón
cada día es una sorpresa.

En su centro un pueblo duerme
le rodea un mural de monte
con sus ojos quiere verme
y en su corazón tenerte.

Ven, abandona esta tierra
que no puedes llamar tuya.
Seré un Cid y tú la reina,
nuestro imperio: verde-Hayuya.

–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… Skin of Blood

Skin of Blood

(translation|modification of Piel de Sangre)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Owner of the Caribbean, where are your dreams?
Little Caribbean native, what do you inherit from your parents?
The skin color stained across your chest
that an eternal Golden Century turns to blood.

Taíno boy, where is your mother?
I seek in vain the man you call father.
The boy answers: “Both will arrive very late,
when the native red of their hands turns to blood.”

You were a boy; you’re now a man –you confuse me.
Tears and sweat fall from your cheeks.
Do you sweat as you cry like the strong? Or…
Do you cry as you sweat, empowering the villainous traitors?

Caribbean native, break your chains and be free!
I invite you to the land that’s always yours;
its clouds lick blood from your body:
Paradise of Cacique Hayuya.

A paradise that wipes away all tears
and channels them into a crystal brook.
The celestial king kisses them with his rays and transports them
to a place that’s not a place –deadly for tears.

–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… Piel de Sangre

Piel de Sangre

por Luis S. González-Acevedo

Dueño del Caribe, ¿Dónde están tus sueños?
Indiecito caribeño, ¿Qué heredas de tu padre?
Color de piel teñida sobre el pecho
que un Siglo de Oro eterno torna en sangre.

Niño Taíno, ¿Dónde está tu madre?
Busco en vano al varón que llamas padre.
Responde el niño: «Ambos llegarán muy tarde,
cuando el rojo indio de sus manos torne en sangre.»

Eras niño, ahora hombre –me confundes.
Caen de tus mejillas lágrimas y sudor.
¿Sudas al llorar como los fuertes
o lloras al sudar, beneficiando al vil traidor?

¡Indio, quiebra las cadenas y sé libre!
Te invito a una tierra que es siempre tuya,
cuyas nubes lamen de tu cuerpo sangre,
paraíso del cacique Hayuya.

Tierra que enjuga toda lágrima existente
y las encauza en un riachuelo de cristal;
las besa con sus rayos, las transporta el rey celeste
a un lugar, que no es lugar, para lágrimas mortal.

–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–



The Poetic Story Of Princess Taína & Prince Connell’s Wild Atlantic Love

The Poetic Story Of Princess Taína


Prince Connell’s Wild Atlantic Love

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Note: After the poem, you’ll find an Explanation of Terms. The explanations will enhance your understanding of The Poetic Story Of Princess Taína & Prince Connell’s Wild Atlantic Love. I recommend you read the Explanation of Terms first.


Cross the Emerald Isle once more,
my Corracloona Prince and Leitrim Lord.
Easterlies will sail you –Connell– to her river’s ford.
But first, wage your loving war against the ocean’s roars,
that you may proudly disembark upon her island’s shores.
Thrust through the winding paths of Rich Port’s forest
as Taína’s prickling rains drown your Irish soul in peaceful rest
and guide you toward the island’s tropic center.
There, you’ll be compelled to render
your heart by love distressed.


Near Written Rock, Princess Taína splashes waters round her body by the river’s bank.
When you see her, –like the poet about Innisfree– this whisper from your lips will pour:
“I hear it in the deep heart’s core,”
where her image leaves an everlasting brand
as her eyes foreshadow the Puerto Rican poet’s chant
about the world illuminating with the memory of her gaze.
Princess of your lustful Hell, she’ll set your soul ablaze.
Interlocking eyes aflame will set as seals upon your hearts
–even if your cherished love is severed wide, oceans apart
and even after your demise at Prince Connell’s Grave.


As with all in life, my prince, the call for your departure shall arrive.
Toward Éire you’ll sail again against the ocean’s torture –its Wild Atlantic Way.
Westerlies will take you back toward Kiltyclogher’s sway
where day by day you’ll cry: Without her love, how am I to survive?
and she’ll proclaim: You’re mine, Connell. How shall I stay alive?
Today, the rains of Ireland are Connell’s ghostly tears;
and Caribbean hurricanes embody Taína’s torment in her lonely years.
The princess sculpted petroglyphs of love & lust on Cacique Hayuya’s rock
as she daydreamed of MacNean Upper –his island nation’s lough.
But with the passing of time came her greatest fear…


Surrounded by the Emerald’s ancient forest,
on a hill overlooking fields and meadows,
your dying breath, fainting eyes and longing sorrows
will be soothed by magic stones singing megalithic echoes from the cleft
where your immemorial past will rest.
Taína’s soul will crest upon Poseidon’s wave.
The Caribbean princess shall ride the ocean’s waters brave.
In lust for you…
In love with you…
In search of her Prince Connell’s Grave.


The niche for the royal dead she’ll find.
True lovers’ fate will be Taína’s guide,
reversing what was severed by the sea’s divide.
You –from the ropes of death, the princess shall unbind
and your spirit she’ll rewind
back into her loving light,
both your souls afloat in flight
like reunited fluttering doves
for which eternity can never be enough,
entranced in Rich Port & Éire’s delight.

Explanation of Terms

Emerald Isle: a reference to Ireland.
Corracloona: a townland in County Leitrim, Ireland.
Kiltyclogher: a small village in County Leitrim, Ireland.
Leitrim: County Leitrim, Ireland.
Connell or Prince Connell: a reference to Prince Connell (from Irish legend). In this poem, he is fictionally buried in Prince Connell’s Grave.
Prince Connell’s Grave: a megalithic structure or monument in Corracloona, near Kiltyclogher. In this poetic fiction, Prince Connell is buried here.
Easterlies: winds traveling from east to west.
Westerlies: winds traveling from west to east.
Rich Port: a reference to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
Taínos: the native people of Puerto Rico.
Written Rock: a reference to a large rock with petroglyphs inscribed by the Taínos in the municipality of Jayuya, Puerto Rico. The locals call it “La Piedra Escrita.”
“Cacique Hayuya’s rock”: a reference to the historical Taíno chief of the region known today as Jayuya, Puerto Rico. “Rock” is a reference to Written Rock.
Taína or Princess Taína: a fictional character whose name is derived from the native Taínos. In this poem, she is the fictional daughter of Cacique Hayuya.
“the poet about Innisfree”: a reference to Irish poet William Butler Yeats and his poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree. The last verse of his poem is quoted.
“Puerto Rican poet’s chant”: a reference to Puerto Rican poet José P.H. Hernández and his poem Ojos Astrales.
Éire: Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way: a scenic journey through Ireland’s west coast.
MacNean Upper: an Irish lake shared by the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Megalithic: relating to very large stones in ancient cultures.
Poseidon: the Greek god of the sea.


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