Bilingual Poetry by Maria Eloisa Ragozza de Mandrini
colour of longings
painted on photographs and films,
on kept ribbons,
on desicated flowers.
I used to believe it was taken
from tea-colured macerated
When I learnt it is ink
extracted from digestive bag
of an ugly squid!
in my hand disappoinment
makes the sepia colour crackle
in an autumn leaf.
EL SILENCIO THE SILENCE
It is the primitive song of Creation,
"only God'steps were heard"
in valleys, hills, seas, earth and stars.
God was the only owner of the word.
Later, the silence incarnated in Bethlehem and said
good news, good sens, the way,
tenderness, truth and life .
The silence existed before the word.
Today it is the biggest absent in a world saturated of words,
massive negation of the silence,
voices and screams asault from screens, radios,
microphones, walls and posters.
The challenge is to draw the smoke curtain
of the hollow, uncertain, double voices . . .
to lift the linen cloth
to go into the womb of the true word:
THERE IS LIFE BEFORE BIRTH
HAY VIDA ANTES DE NACER
We've existed for ever in the thought of God,
the embryo is infinetely precious
since that's how Christ was moulded in Mary's womb,
the Spirit fluttering in the waters of amnios
as it did at the dawn of Creation,
He painted Jesus-Man since the minute cell,
the love of God blew order on the cellular mass
and protected Him with his wings
during the sublime geometry of his growth.
Holy Spirit -Architect.
For the mystery or Incarnation
human beings carry the mark of Christ.
So that all the hands of the children- to- be -born
and held forever the ones of Christ- to- be-born.
TODAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE
HOY ESTARAS CONMIGO EN EL PARAISO
The Good Thief is in History
beside Jesus Christ in Calvary.
He is neighbour of the Crucified
just when Redemption
was more a darker than an illuminating event.
He is the Worker of the Last Hour
in Jesus parable,
placed to the son's right,
he is physically next to Him
in time and space.
Dimas is guilty,
but he does not remain silent, he talks to Him, he does not despair,
he recognizes the Judge of the Living an the Dead,
the Crucified promises himthe prairies of Kingdom.