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Poem: your snowman

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your snowman

by luis s. gonzález-acevedo

–september 30, 2018–
columbus, ohio, usa


snowflakes settled over ground
so your trembling hands could mold
a snowman in the winter’s cold.
my chills of life have left you spellbound.

i’m the multitude of flakes & crystals,
the frozen sculpture of your dreams.
but seasons pass, and my fate is dismal:
spring turns arctic sculptures into crumbling figurines.

¿what melting fear do spring birds trill?
¿will wicked time bring my demise?
the memories of my christmas love will forever chill
your new year’s tremors with flakes of falling ice.


 

Poem: dear miss pen, …

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dear miss pen, …

by luis s. gonzález-acevedo

–september 7, 2018–
columbus, ohio, usa


dear miss pen,

my confidant in passing
and thought-memorializing friend

miss pen,

you allow me to command, desire, say & ask
but one day, you’ll leave my thoughts mid task

miss pen,

you’ll take your leave, but to what end?
you’ll silence me, and the flow of words suspend

miss pen,

i’ve cradled you in my hand
my fingers’ touch –paper’s jealousy can’t stand

i’ll grieve the ink you’ve spilled for me, miss pen
i’ll cry our final strokes
and suffer your ink’s end

i promise… our scribbled love shall not erode
nor shall the affection that on my heart you wrote.


 

Poem: Let Me Love You, Sky (translation/version of Permíteme Amarte Cielo)

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Selected Verses:

Let Me Love You, Sky

(translation/version of Permíteme Amarte Cielo)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

… 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 …

… 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.


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and the original in Spanish @…

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Poem: Passion (translation/version of Pasión)

Selected Verses:

Passion

(translation/version of Pasión)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Fantasies of words,
ecstasy without reason …

… The love you offer
intoxicates my heart;
the love I correspond to
is without comparison.

You, My Love,
are unforgettable.
The longer my life,
the more, and more I’ll love you.

My Blessed Love …
… my light of joy …

… The tender gaze
of your fountains of fondness
jet watery arches
into the pool of my soul’s affections.

 


Find the complete poem @…

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and the original in Spanish @…

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