Learning Quite Slowly

(Photography property of FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

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We’re learning how to talk to you,

like ancient comics always do,

in silent pictures long ago,

saying words yet no one knows their meaning.

We’re learning how to walk and dance,

while you float by us sweet romance,

on rocky surfaces,

we take a chance,

we let the blood run through our hands.

Irresponsable,

yet courteous,

we reach the the cliff

and fly.

The sky is strong and holds us,

the air flows through our hair

and as the daylight calmly recedes,

she leads the way,

for darkness is inviting,

and in her womb we’ll pray,

a lovely prayer for morning,

an ode to sunny days.

We’re trying,

Though quite slowly,

to reach a better way.

C2020, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 29 MAR 2020, Valencia, España 🇪🇸

22 comments

  1. glitzyritzymommy · March 28

    Beautiful tesoro! Baci 😘

  2. i’m really proud to following you.
    Well done as always
    buona giornata mio caro amico a presto. Un abbraccio

  3. short-prose-fiction · March 29

    Stunning piece, Francisco. The atmosphere, the movement, the thoughts. And then this
    “and in her womb we’ll pray,
    a lovely prayer for morning,
    an ode to sunny days.”
    Excellent.
    G.

    • Gabriela, thank you so much! I think it’s a little different, yes, and I’m very glad you like it! 😊

      • short-prose-fiction · March 29

        Good afternoon Francisco. I hope everything is well on your side. “I think it’s a little different,” When you have time and if you wish only I would love to hear more on that from you. The poem is a beauty.
        G.

      • Hello Gabriela, thank you! We are finished with the first 15 days of “estado de alarma” and now will begin our next 15 days of quarantine…hopefully all will be over by April 12 and the government does not need to extend the Royal Decree any further. Hope you are well, stay safe, stay indoors and away from crowded areas…It’s almost time for a glass of Rioja and to applaud from the balcony (the highlight of the day!)…
        “A little different” meaning that it sort of flowed spontaneously without much effort, almost, as the surrealists would say, automatic writing. However I don’t subscribe to that idea. What else can I tell you…I hardly ever analyse what I write. I create the scheme in my head and work from there…that poem is like a prayer, you could say, spoken to a deity directly. Stay well my dear friend,
        Love from Spain,
        F.

      • short-prose-fiction · March 29

        Thank you for your reply and for your care Francisco. Please go and enjoy your glass of Rioja and applaud with everyone. It must be such a loving and uplifting moment.
        Thank you for clarifying. “that poem is like a prayer, you could say, spoken to a deity directly.” So beautifully said.
        “as the surrealists would say, automatic writing. However I don’t subscribe to that idea.” I didn’t think so 🙂
        Perhaps when you come back from the balcony you can post a beautiful song so we can all enjoy the spirit of companionship.
        Love for her Majesty North American Revolting Colonies 🙂
        G.

  4. Katy Claire · March 29

    Another gorgeous piece, Francisco! I am always captivated by your flow.

  5. Nadine · March 29

    “We’re learning how to talk to you, / like ancient comics always do,”
    “for darkness is inviting, / and in her womb we’ll pray,”

    Your words extend a gentle spiritual hand, toward the mind of a passing woman… respectful, yet passionate… it’s truly beautiful, I love it, Francesc.

    • Hello Nadine, and thank you! Yes, it is like a spiritual chant…so glad you liked it. Take good care and all the best from Spain

  6. glitzyritzymommy · March 29

    ❤😉😘

  7. ourcrossings · March 29

    I love the title and the opening lines, Francisco. Yet another beautiful masterpiece. Thanks for sharing and stay safe 😊 Aiva xxx

  8. tiffanyarpdaleo · March 29

    Wonderful!

  9. Avni · March 31

    Wow! I love this poem!

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