Confianza / Fernando Paz Castillo


Above the shadow
of my shadow I watch
life go by quietly.
It persists,
while everything flees,
and it’s memory
that lives in the soul...
Like a night
that can’t find asylum,
as it forgot the way
to the lighthouse;
like an absence
that was lost
because there’s no one
who might fear for it.
Like a whisper that doubled its daydream
before dawn
crowned a song.
That’s why it always guards me
beside life as it goes by.

Persistencias (1975)

{ Fernando Paz Castillo, Poesía, Caracas: Biblioteca Ayacucho, 1986 }

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