As if from your hands

The monument to Alfonsina Storni
in Mar del Plata, Argentina –
just so beautiful
Sometimes coincidences give me shivers….like the poem ”A Madona Poesia” (subtitled ”To My Lady of Poetry) by Alfonsina Storni (a South American poet – the legend goes that by the place where her monument now stands, one day she walked into the sea. Her body was found in the late morning hours on 25th October 1938)………………
AQUI a tus pies lanzada, pecadora,
contra tu tierra azul, mi cara oscura,
tú, virgen entre ejércitos de palmas
que no encanecen como los humanos.

No me atrevo a mirar tus ojos puros
ni a tocarte la mano milagrosa;
miro hacia atrás y un río de lujurias
me ladra contra tí, sin Culpa Alzada.

Una pequeña rama verdecida
en tu orla pongo con humilde intento
de pecar menos, por tu fina gracia,

ya que vivir cortada de tu sombra
posible no me fue, que me cegaste
cuando nacida con tus hierros bravos.

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