Poem… Sun and Moon

Sun and Moon

(translation|modification of Sol y Luna)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Within the sun of sadness,
I seek moons of happiness.
After the storm, I trust
that calm will come my way.

–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… Broken Hope

Broken Hope

(translation|modification of Esperanza Rota)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Broken hope
Fly in a frenzy
Every day you distance yourself:
Less proximate to me.

You are sentiment
You are my feeling,
even if the wind takes you
and I drown in suffering.

Where is your face?
I desire to caress
your tender cheeks
and kiss your lips.

As I kiss your face,
my fantasies devour…
To roam your neck,
my hands yearn…

I didn’t have you;
but my ideas still loved you.
I don’t have you;
but they kiss you.

My memories hold
your silken strands erotically in hand.
Your innermost trembles over me;
and in my dreams, I’m the one who loves you.


–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 Vanishes

Love Vanishes

(translation|modification of El Amor Desvanece)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

“Love vanishes!”
–cries a frozen heart
who defeated
prepares a funeral
for every idiot
who weeping
can no longer love.
Love dies in a mortality
that forever
raves about its permanence;
but destiny does not forgive mere mortals.

Cry, love!
You were eternal;
but destiny has made you mortal.
Cry like a man cries
when love ends.
Cry like a man cries
when he suffers his destiny
without veiling the curse:
That he can no longer love…


–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… My Life Smiles

My Life Smiles

(translation|modification of Mi Vida Sonríe por Tus Gestos)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

My life does not weep in mourning.
Your body heals me with happiness
and mutes all crying.
Because of you, my life smiles.

Make me laugh with smiling gestures, Coquette.
Seduce my saddened soul
and embrace me with the steady winds
that caress the desert’s hellish heat.

Infuse life into this fallen soul
and make a smile out of my lips.
Soothe me with fresh breezes
over waves of warming joy.


Observe and study Ximena Sariñana’s gestures: perfect…


–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: Broken Hope (translation/version of Esperanza Rota)

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Broken Hope

(translation/version of Esperanza Rota)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

Broken hope
Fly in a frenzy
Every day you distance yourself:
Less proximate to me …

… As I kiss your face,
my fantasies devour…
To roam your neck,
my hands yearn…

I didn’t have you;
but my ideas still loved you.
I don’t have you;
but they kiss you …

… Your innermost trembles over me;
and in my dreams, I’m the one who loves you.

 


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