A poem for a Friday in Valencia: “In the Head”

(“JazzArt-Dreamers”, original acrylic on canvas, 60x70cm, by FBC, image property of Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

Places where you’ve been

merge with memories of those you’ve seen

and time loses it’s careful measure

as memories and thoughts,

of now and long ago,

in your head, your heart do pressure.

You think of lonely days and heartfelt prayers…

You see the visions in your head, images,

and words that float on by,

some that you meant, some that you lied.

Then tears and smiles

and silly songs and rhyming poems,

and books and stories,

rush by,

coming, going,

like the one that made you feel so


in your head now,

passing like a silent movie,

makes you wish you had been in that scene

where lovers kiss…

And life begins to seem

like someone blue

and tall and thin,

is playing saxophone

in a place mysterious,

where you’ve never been…

C.2021, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 14 MAY 2021, Valencia, Spain


  1. azurea20 · May 14

    Eso es lo que somos; lo que vivimos, lo que sentimos, los lugares que visitamos ,las películas que nos emocionaron. Eso somos. Un saludo..

  2. markbierman · May 14


  3. equipsblog · May 14

    This poem reads the accompanying painting. Well done–not easy to combine to desparate art forms.

  4. equipsblog · May 14

    You’re welcome, Francisco.

  5. Hill Study Center · May 15

    This is well written

  6. Brad Osborne · May 15

    Another exceptional verse beautifully tied to your visual art. Well done, my friend!

  7. tiffanyarpdaleo · May 15


  8. Anna Waldherr · May 16

    A thought provoking poem, Francisco. It has often been said that memories rush by us in the last moments of life. Will be pleased by what we have done, over the course of a lifetime, or regretful of the time and opportunities wasted? Have a good week, my friend.

    • It’s a question we will all pose to ourselves in time Anna, yes, and I suspect much hinges on our answer…

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