De Cerca y al Tocar Su Piel

(“De Oro Es” de FBC, foto de FBC, Derechos Resevados)

La prefiero ver de lejos

Aunque sé,

Que de cerca,

y al tocar su piel


como un verbo entre los astros,

que al pasar no deja rastros,

destruyendo las barreras

que me impiden proceder.

No se cual es su color,

pero se que en el calor

de entre sus brazos,

lo he de encontrar.

Y la dibujaré en un petalo que va,

flotando sobre los vientos

y sera,

un beso de primavera,

que me arranca como fiera,

la malicia con caricias

que sabe dar

La prefiero en un suspiro

que en el mar,

Y en el aire que respiro,

debe estar.

Se trasluce en el espacio,

Y al amor lo hará despacio,

Y en un atomo me enseña

que hay mil mundos por andar.

Y su olor y su humedad

Que en mi cuerpo dejará quizá mañana

Azul sera,

como la eternidad.

C.2020, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 12 de febrero de 2020, Valencia

(Cuadro “De Oro Es”, obra de Francisco Bravo Cabrera, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

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  1. short-prose-fiction · February 13

    Good morning, Francisco. When you will get this comment, it will be a beautiful spring morning in Valencia; perhaps a beautiful winter morning. I don’t know. I hope Valencia remains on the map, because with this poem you changed the geography of the place and the time appears to flow in all directions.

    Y la dibujaré en un petalo que va,
    flotando sobre los vientos
    y sera,
    un beso de primavera,
    que me arranca como fiera,

    yes, primavera rhymes with fiera, and sera, but fiera makes the primavera and the sera look like nothing.
    Francisco, this poem is so charged; it radiates more energy than a supernova. I am ready to hide under my desk. In fact I am almost under my desk.
    I am speechless in from of your talent. You are a great artist.
    Buenos dias mi amigo; buenas noches? Who cares?
    Did I tell you you are a great artist?

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · February 13

      Un millon de gracias…I am very happy that you have found this poem charged, like a supernova…but it is not scary, I hope not…I have learned a lot from you, as I have told you before, from your impeccably beautiful works of art and from what you write as communication/comments. I am the eternal student, seeker, learning as I go. An artist must vindicate himself/herself with every new work he/she makes…Did I tell you that you are a great artist too? You are an inspiration…
      Enjoy the beautiful day that I am sure you are having in your area of America and believe me, here in Valencia, the day is beautiful and the weather could not be better.
      Thank you so much, I appreciate, from the depths of my heart you words, your encouragement and your support and your communicative comments which I look forward to.
      un abrazo,

      • short-prose-fiction · February 14

        Francisco, you are truly kind. Thank you. Please know that I am a perpetual learner too, and I find a lot of inspiration in your work.
        My “impeccably beautiful works.” Oh, my work is not impeccable Francisco. Sometimes I think my work is nothing else but the reflection of my own imperfections.
        I admire your art deeply. I want you to be successful because you are so talented and you have so much to give.
        I am glad you have such a beautiful weather in Valencia. BTW when do I see a new picture of Valencia?
        The weather here has been miserable for three days. Sometimes I wonder if it matters. I walk and run on a treadmill in the house. Wherever I go I drive.
        Anyway, enjoy the outdoors of Valencia and thank you once again for your kind words.

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · February 14

        Bon día my friend. This is another beautiful sunny ☀️ morning in Valencia…I hope your morning, later, when it arrives, that it arrives with sunshine and hope weather. Here in Spain 🇪🇸 we walk everywhere and always. The car is only for long distances…reflecting on our imperfections, we all do and from those come incredibly creative things. I treasure these…and your too as they are beautiful. I thank you 🙏🏻 from the bottom of my heart for your words about my art, I am more than thrilled that you like it and I appreciate greatly your support. Beautiful poetry comes from your beautiful mind so while you walk on that treadmill I hope you will develop some incredible work! I will go and walk a few kilometres and also allow some creativity to sink in.
        Ciao bella and have a lovely 😊 day!

  2. Felipe Adan Lerma · February 13

    Francisco, Google Translate says, De Cerca y al Tocar Su Piel, means –
    “up close and by touching your skin“.

    I think that’s probably very close, but not quite right. Maybe closer to, up close and to touch you .

    Give us your translation! Maybe it’s many words? Layered in meanings? Be fun to hear 😊

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · February 13

      “Close to you and touching your skin…” I would translate it that way…more or less. I should, and will, translate, it will be fun and helpful because Google translate is not very poetic, 😊. Thank you Felipe, un saludo 👋🏻

      • Felipe Adan Lerma · February 13

        Yay! I like that! Google gets the literal translation, but can’t help missing the localized emotional content, especially in poetry, where the context can hint if “touch” is soft, fleeting, imagined, or a shock, and then of what, maybe lol! And your words, Francisco, succeed in opening those possibilities for us to imagine 💕

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · February 13

        thank you a thousand times my friend!

  3. markbierman · February 13

    Well done!

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