Poetic Series: Genesis | Chronicle of a Beautiful Haunting

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Genesis | Chronicle of a Beautiful Haunting

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

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Genesis

These are the rhymes
of a most peculiar mind…

As life runs fast,
the woman in my dreams will cast
away all common tendencies.

My fiction… an aging young man’s fantasies:
her skin brewing a delicious shade of pale
with crisp, Strongbow kisses of pear cider and sweet ales.

To know me is to know her –delirium quite so bold.
Come, enjoy this haunted tale!
Let my obsession become yours, let it take hold:
the beautiful haunting of a story to be told.


Chronicle of a Beautiful Haunting will be featured in my novel stories of a beautiful haunting… surreal in April of 2021–


Poem… Blaze

Blaze

(translation|modification of Llamarada)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Which is stronger than mine?
My rampart,
my Spirited Love…
You: my greatest love,
my ice-embracing fire,
my Kindling of Love…
Sing these trios of verses,
my Sweet Darling;
and you’ll burn as I do
in our Infernal Blaze.

–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… dear miss pen

dear miss pen

–september 7, 2018–
columbus, ohio, usa

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

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.

dear miss pen will appear in a future book of poems and stories (release date | July 2020)–


Poem… Fleeting Stars

Fleeting Stars

(translation|modification of Estrellas Fugaces)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Like fleeting stars
running swiftly through space:
You & I.
So vast is the distance
between two comets
that the attraction is weak,
almost null.
Predestined,
nature fuses us.
In a frenzied tumble,
we advance toward the same point
in the cosmos:
the same decision,
the same conclusion.
We explode!
We detonate and unite
the elements that compose us.
Making us one:
Bright Star, eternally…

–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… Love’s Reason

Love’s Reason

(translation|modification of Razón de Amor)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

A century of my life,
I shall give you.
Whatever your soul requests…
Should you want more years of my existence,
I’ll surrender them as gifts.
Every year is a poem
of deeds and love.
Every verse is a song
about you.
I search for love’s origin
in philosophy.
“Tedious,” they may say,
“Too wordy.”
I’ll clarify my love.
Be patient with my method.
For you, for me, for us
will be this bonding wisdom.
We shall ascend together countless steps
in pursuit of loving knowledge.
Without deceit,
honest wisdom shall manifest one day.

–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–