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This blog ran for more than two years with no graphics--and it received about 50 page views. I was advised to add graphics; after seeing the huge public that followed blogs dedicated to homoerotic images, I decided to use that kind. The result was a dramatically increased number of monthly page views, and the number has remained fairly steady. Most of the images were found on the internet; although they are assumed to be in the public domain, they are identified as far as possible. They are exhibited under the Fair Use protections of United States copyright law: their function is simply to attract readers to the poems--I receive no economic benefit from them or from the blog. Nevertheless, they will be removed if they are copyrighted and the owner so desires.

Monday, August 3, 2009

A ROSE / UNA ROSA










opens,
unfolds

a small
ecstatic
explosion

a hole
in the
fabric
of space

moist red
vortex
staining
the air









petal
bright lips

part
in the
sexual
pout

swell
to the
caress





















puff out ...

ah your mouth
_




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The following is a Spanish-language version of the original poem above. One of the challenges of writing it was the production of short lines, because Spanish has relatively few monosyllabic and dissyllabic words.

UNA ROSA

se desdobla

una ínfima
explosión
extática

agujero
en la tela
del espacio

vorágine roja

llamarada
virginal
de carmines
y bermejos

en el aire
estremecido

se hinchan
los pétalos
húmedos

alrededor
de la íntima
herida

... ay tu boca
_

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