Ventana / Ludovico Silva


The fence of the mind
peers into your eyes,
sings inside you
like a steel chorus.

Solitude and time
have brought you to this window
facing a sky of lead
carved by disgrace.

Behind the fence, a garden
of mineral roses
is a town of hard white demons
like this marble I write on.

Woman with naive eyes, martyred,
violent and lost
in the fog of time.


{ Ludovico Silva, Piedras y campanas, Caracas/Bogotá: Editorial Rayuela/Editorial Pluma, 1979 }

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