Poem: the little puerto rican girl

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the little puerto rican girl

by luis s. gonzález-acevedo

–december 4, 2018–
springfield, ohio, usa

the little puerto rican girl
who made my heart whirl
is now a woman.

the squint of her d.w. eyes
like the memory of her hand in mine
these spin my corazón into a loving twirl.

where others merely walked, she strolls triumphant
she inhales the eastern sea
with wit and drive in her accomplishment.

and yes, I proudly know…
my little girl, this woman is better than I’ll ever be.



Poem: Cloud and Ink | Nube y Tinta

Title: Cloud and Ink | Nube y Tinta

Language: Translation | Spanish to English

Category: Fantasy

Plot: A dove searches for the mortal who will become immortal and a god. When found, he will take a cloud as a pen and a tear as ink so that he can paint a woman’s face –possibly yours– on the meadow and sea.

Featured Verses:

Tear as ink and

with his hand paint

your face on the meadow and

your hair on the sea.

Original Verses: (Spanish)

Lágrima por tinta y

con su mano pintar

tu pinta en el prado y

tu cabello en el mar.

Poet’s Comments: One of my favorite approaches to writing poetry is allowing the poem as much plot as a poem can have. In this, I’m influenced by the classics. From time to time, I enjoy merging reality and fantasy without flinching.

Where to find the poems…

The translated poem in English:

Caribbean Poet (Release: June 1, 2017)

The original poem in Spanish:

Poemas Caribeños (available)