Un poema para este viernes valenciano: “Pater Noster”

(Foto propiedad de FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

Si este viaje fracasa jamás volveremos a casa,

y no llegaremos a viejo.

No ha sido por falta de intento,

Sino por falta de espejo.

La dignidad nos engalana,

pero si no llega una mañana

limpia, nueva y bien soleada,

la dignidad no nos vale de nada.

Si nos apuntas con tu rifle del futuro,

si nos ofendes con palabras tan soeces,

si nos arrastras por el lodo,

no podremos alabarte,

no podremos rezarte un Pater Noster.

Pero yo no, yo no lo creo,

lo que ven yo no lo veo,

y sigo firme aquí creyendo,

que si lucho voy pudiendo,

comprender cuán soy comprendido.

Y a vistas luz,

ya no escondido,

está el camino que me lleva a la verdad.

Rezaré mil Pater Nosters,

buscare entre los que escoges,

y seguiremos este viaje hacia la mar.

C.2021, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 22 de enero de 2021, Valencia, España 🇪🇸

2 comments

  1. spwilcen · January 22

    “Rifle of the future”? Brilliant. (I borrowed a word…) Such imagery. As you lamented the loss of meaning in some of my heavy-handed Americanisms, so I wonder have I lost something moving from the inherent natural romance of Spanish to the grit and gristle of English? Beautiful. Worth the energy to translate word for word ask ask (shudder) Google’s help. Bravo!

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · January 22

      Well, I am grateful to Google and I thank you for your kind words my good Sir. I have to ask my wife sometimes to revise my work just to make sure as her English is more American than mine is and in general terms much better. But don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy your ramblings to the Nth degree SP. And you know I do like to write in English, perhaps more than speaking or reading but I find English a beautiful language that is quite useful for writing and somehow things usually sound better in English…
      Thank you my friend and all the best,
      F.

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