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Author: ALEGRIA, CLARIBEL
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Alegria, Claribel    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Flakoll, Darwin, Mrs.
203 poems available by this author


ÉRAMOS TRES       
First Line: Era invierno con
Last Line: No caben
Subject(s): Muerte; Soledad


A SMALL COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Behind you
Last Line: And to feel compassion
Subject(s): Children; Third World; Poverty


ACCOUNTING       
First Line: In the sixty-eight years
Last Line: A shout %a fleck of foam


ACHE OF ABSENCE       
First Line: Oh how my fingertips ache
Last Line: And don't find you


ALMOST AT THE END       
First Line: Almost at the end of my life
Last Line: Illuminates my speech


AMBIVALENCES       
First Line: The table is cleansed of dust
Last Line: And sings %and loses its way


AMERICAN WAY OF DEATH       
First Line: If you claw the mountain day and night
Last Line: They've killed another one


AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE       
First Line: Bewildered I accepted %the invitation
Last Line: And there'll be a rain of fire %and ashes %and the stars shall fall %upon the earth


AND I DREAMED I WAS A TREE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Like steel propellers / they held fast
Subject(s): Trees


AND I DREAMED I WAS A TREE       
Subject(s): Peace


AND I DREAMT I WAS A TREE       
Last Line: They held fast


AND IF I DIE AND DREAM?       
First Line: And if I fall asleep and dream that I am dead
Last Line: That at last I have awakened %from life's dream?


ANTIGONE       
First Line: I shall bury my brother %though it mean my death
Last Line: Without fear %and with love


ARACHNE       
First Line: I have woven with my life
Last Line: A threadless spider %lost in its maze


ARS POETICA    Poem Text    
First Line: I, / poet by trade, / condemned so many times
Last Line: I catch sight of the promised land
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Politics & Government


ARS POETICA       
First Line: I, %poet by trade, %condemned so many times
Last Line: I catch sight of the promised land
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Politics


ARTEMIS       
First Line: You are the triple goddess
Last Line: A cradle song %or your sure arrow


ATROPOS       
First Line: Atropos %daughter of night
Last Line: And they click along snipping lives %as if they were roses


BITE       
First Line: Sadness is all the sadder
Last Line: When I least expect it


BUS STOP       
First Line: Shirt-sleeved %under the steady rain
Last Line: The love in your eyes %that redeems me


BUTTERFLY       
First Line: The ceiba no longer exists
Last Line: Sent her on her way


CARMEN BOMBA: POET    Poem Text    
First Line: Luisa always felt refreshed when she remembered carmen bomba
Last Line: To say the verses he composed that day
Subject(s): Politics & Government


CARMEN BOMBA: POET       
First Line: Luisa always felt refreshed when she remembered carmen bomba
Last Line: Each open window in the neighborhood to recite the verses he had composed that day
Subject(s): Politics


CASSANDRA       
First Line: Go, cassandra, %begone
Last Line: Cassandra, %it's changing


CASTING OFF       
First Line: Despite %my long conversation
Last Line: To conceive myself


CEIBA (1)       
First Line: How was my ceiba tree
Last Line: To comtemplate it


CEIBA (2)       
First Line: Next came the river
Last Line: And with rapid steps %she disappeared


CHALICE AND FOUNT       
First Line: Suddenly downstream
Last Line: Nor do I need to


CHALLENGE       
First Line: Don't set up barriers
Last Line: Hurtles toward you


CIRCE       
First Line: Circe is my name
Last Line: Some dart would pierce my memory


COYOTE       
First Line: I am navigating through time
Last Line: And howl at the moon


CROW'S EYE       
First Line: I am the crow's eye
Last Line: Where have all the flowers gone


CURTAIN       
First Line: My footsteps are leading
Last Line: That has no more questions


DEADLY LEAP       
First Line: It floated to the floor
Last Line: That deadly mortal leap


DESIRE       
First Line: I want to enter death
Last Line: Detaching myself %being reborn %intact


DESTINIES       
First Line: We are the furies %the erinyes
Last Line: Thrusts us out %refuses us escape


DIGRESSIONS       
First Line: Finally I have realized
Last Line: Would be suffocating


DIONYSIUS       
First Line: You remind me of christ
Last Line: Of love %and wine


DISILLUSIONMENT       
First Line: I machine-gunned tourists
Last Line: Despite all my efforts %the world continues the same


DOCUMENTAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Let's you and I be a camera
Last Line: My tears, / my obsession
Subject(s): Nicaragua; Modern Life; Poverty


DOCUMENTAL       
First Line: Let's you and I be a camera
Subject(s): Peace


DOCUMENTARY       
First Line: Come, be my camera %let's photograph the ant heap
Last Line: My etcetera country, %my wounded country, %my child, %my tears, %my obsession


EROSION       
First Line: I don't want to see you
Last Line: Remains forever %in your pupils


ESTELI       
First Line: Esteli %eastern river %afer forty years
Last Line: Esteli %eastern river %you are weeping blood
Subject(s): Nicaragua


EVASION    Poem Text    
First Line: We were discussing siva
Last Line: And pointed to claudio
Subject(s): Conversation


EVASION       
First Line: We were discussing siva
Subject(s): Peace


EVASIONS       
First Line: Every time %every encounter
Last Line: And I return your look


EVEN IF YOU GO AWAY, DEATH       
First Line: I will not call you back
Last Line: I will slip into nothingness holding your hand


EVERYTHING IS NORMAL IN OUR COURTYARD       
First Line: In spite of sun


EVERYTHING SPEAKS OF DEATH       
First Line: Everything speaks to me of death
Last Line: Why does this poem %ask to be born?


FAREWELLS       
First Line: It's your siesta time'
Last Line: Caught in my throat


FIGURATIONS       
First Line: I passed through the mirror
Last Line: And into a time without time %I will sink


FLOWERS FROM THE VOLCANO       
First Line: Fourteen volcanoes rise %in my remembered


FRANCESCA'S LAMENT       
First Line: We were entrapped by love
Last Line: And callously flung us %into eternal agony


FROM THE BRIDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: I have freed myself at last
Subject(s): Politics & Government; Self


FROM THE BRIDGE       
First Line: I have freed myself at last
Last Line: There's a stench of carrion %surrounding me
Subject(s): Politics; Self


FRUSTRATIONS       
First Line: I cannot, my love
Last Line: Define you or divine you


GALATEA BEFORE THE MIRROR       
First Line: I've become accustomed these past days
Last Line: And for that very reason %I despise you


GIVE ME YOUR HAND       
Last Line: I have to rearrange my time %until I reach you


GRANDMOTHER       
First Line: Time stood still
Last Line: And I hurtle into your arms


HACIA LA EDAD JURÁSICA       
First Line: Alguien los trajo
Last Line: De enterrarlos
Subject(s): Guerra; Problemas Sociales; TiranÍa


HAIKU       
First Line: Day after new day
Last Line: Spreads its limbs and sings


HAPPINESS       
Last Line: In all its splendor


HAVE PITY       
First Line: Have pity on our brother
Last Line: And bury him as soon as possible


HECATE       
First Line: I am the virgin
Last Line: I can consign you %to darkness


HERMES       
First Line: I carry you as a prisoner
Last Line: But it's you who cudgels me


HURRICANE MITCH       
First Line: In posoltega %the cemetery exploded
Last Line: And lifting their arms %to whom?


I AM       
First Line: I am %that plant with broad leaves
Last Line: Gazing with nostalgia %at its fallen petals


I AM A SEA GULL       
First Line: I am a solitary sea gull
Last Line: Digging a furrow in the sand


I AM NOT ALONE       
Last Line: Your absence is my company


I AM ROOT       
First Line: More than polished stone
Last Line: Than a calm spin in a tomb of water


I AWOKE TO THE DAY       
Last Line: When I am beginning to glimpse %your nearness?


I DON'T WANT ETERNITY       
Last Line: A soap bubble about to burst


I GAVE UP MY MASKS       
Last Line: And the night is the same %and I cannot find you


I INVENT YOU       
First Line: I invent you in the garden
Last Line: Would vanish %and you as well


I LIKE TO ELABORATE MY THOUGHTS       
First Line: I like to elaborate
Last Line: And see them tremble %before my eyes


I MUST LET YOU GO       
First Line: You, too
Last Line: Leave you, finally, alone %with your enigma


I'M A MIRROR       
First Line: The water glistens %on my skin


IF I AM BORN       
First Line: And if I am born
Last Line: Or avoid the serpent


IGLOOLIK       
First Line: In igloolik %surrounded by sky
Last Line: Between earth %and nothingness


IN MEMORIAM       
First Line: Beneath the neon light
Last Line: And she was the rider: was your death


INSOMNIA       
First Line: I say love
Last Line: Lacerates my body


INTRUDER       
First Line: Who is that %on the other side of the mirror
Last Line: You'll stare unblinking at the wall


INVITATION       
First Line: I don't know what seas rivers
Last Line: To a bach fugue


INVOCATION TO DEATH       
First Line: No longer the restlessness
Last Line: So as to break the rivet %that fastens me


IRA DEMETRAE       
First Line: Demeter speaks: where kore
Last Line: And together we decree %eternal springtime


IT CANNOT       
First Line: Sadness
Last Line: And it evaporates


IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IN JAKARTA       
Last Line: The mirror speaks to me %in spanish


IT'S TIME NOW TO GIVE UP       
Last Line: Does not let you %leave me


JANUS       
First Line: I am the unhappiest %among the gods
Last Line: The present slips away %without my perceiving it


LAMENTATION OF ARIADNE       
First Line: Don't lose yourself, theseus %return to me
Last Line: Sink your roots in me


LAST THRESHOLD       
First Line: One more step
Last Line: That takes me to you


LAZARUS       
First Line: Lord, %lord, %why have you revived me?
Last Line: I have achieved death %I am eternal


LETTER TO AN EXILE       
First Line: My dear odysseus: %it is no longer possible
Last Line: Your discreet penelope


LETTER TO TIME       
First Line: Dear sir


LILITH       
First Line: You freed yourself, lilith
Last Line: You felt god %within you


LIMBO       
First Line: I feel good
Last Line: All alone %with my dead


LITTLE BY LITTLE I DIE       
First Line: Little by little I die, my love
Last Line: And in profile steals away


LITTLE CAMBRAY TAMALES    Poem Text    
First Line: Two pounds of mestizo cornmeal
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Human Rights


LITTLE CAMBRAY TAMALES       
First Line: Two pounds of mestizo cornmeal
Last Line: For five hundred years %and you'll see how tasty it is
Subject(s): Food And Eating; Human Rights


LOINELINESS AND JULY NINTH       
First Line: It has no wings
Last Line: Where old people stand around %with bluish hands


LOVE       
First Line: With tender fingers
Last Line: With my spiny claws


MALINCHE       
First Line: Here I am %in the defendant's seat
Last Line: To whom? %tell me. %to whom


MASKS       
First Line: I am all that I was %all I could have been
Last Line: To dance my way toward you


MATER POTENS       
First Line: Today the morning began
Last Line: Of all my coils


MEDEA       
First Line: Those are not tears %streaming from my eyes
Last Line: You tore me out by the roots


MERLIN       
First Line: And I kept travelling on the river
Last Line: And I will never tell it to anyone


METAMPSYCHOSIS       
First Line: If there is a return
Last Line: A sudden lightning flash


MINOTAUR       
First Line: I am the child of night'
Last Line: And silence closed about us


MIRROR       
First Line: The mirror rejoices
Last Line: The purple petals %of the orchid


MIRROR IMAGE       
First Line: Why do you insist
Last Line: In one magic instant


MORTALLY WOUNDED       
First Line: When I woke up
Last Line: And you loved me as well


MY CAT       
First Line: How I envy my cat %who never suffers from insomnia
Last Line: Mysterious is my cat. %and I shall never know


MY LABYRINTH       
First Line: My labyrinth is circular
Last Line: And drinks me %at every turn


MY PARADISE IN MALLORCA       
First Line: Each night %in my paradise in mallorca
Last Line: That each night is peopled with phantoms


MY PAST COVERS ME       
Last Line: Confirms me %and launches me into the future


MY SHADOW       
First Line: I see the first hint of %my shadow
Last Line: Your camellia %and a blush fills the sky


NARCISSUS       
First Line: What a pity %narcissus
Last Line: Never a dark tear %clouds your eyes


NEVER AGAIN       
First Line: Never again %will I contemplate with you
Last Line: That I know you are mine %forever


NEW HORIZON       
Last Line: But I must hurry


NEW YORK-MADRID       
First Line: I don't like this flight
Last Line: That I am my own god


NO MATTER       
First Line: No matter you're not here
Last Line: And whenever I wish %you revive


NOCTURNAL VISITS    Poem Text    
First Line: I think of our anonymous boys
Subject(s): Politics & Government


NOCTURNAL VISITS       
First Line: I think of our anonymous boys
Last Line: To shake off once and for all %this lassitude
Subject(s): Politics


NOSTALGIA       
First Line: I left off being me
Last Line: Being us


NOSTALGIA 2       
First Line: I cease being us
Last Line: And emptiness


NOT YET       
First Line: Not yet %I can't go back yet
Last Line: Tears your bleeding flesh


NOW       
Last Line: Death has more spark %than life


NOW I KNOW       
First Line: I wandered through the world
Last Line: I went searching for you %among the faces


OLD AGE       
First Line: As my future %grows shorter
Last Line: Traps me in its nets


OLD MOON       
First Line: My skin is stained
Last Line: Darkness begins to enfold me


ON THE BEACH    Poem Text    
First Line: It's really nothing
Last Line: Bucketful of sands
Subject(s): Women's Rights; Feminism


ON THE BEACH       
First Line: It's really nothing
Subject(s): Women's Rights


ONCE WE WERE THREE       
First Line: It was winter with snow
Last Line: They are too many to bury


ONEROUS WEIGHT       
First Line: I must open the floodgates
Last Line: And leave me my solitude


ORPHEUS       
First Line: Give me your song
Last Line: And bewitch him


OUTSIDE MYSELF       
First Line: I stepped outside myself %leaving behind
Last Line: And I haven't found it yet


PACKING MY BAGS       
First Line: It's time to think
Last Line: Waves that break %on my farther shore


PANDORA       
First Line: What are you doing there pandora
Last Line: On which we all can ride


PERPLEXITY       
First Line: What will die with me
Last Line: Die in my pupils


PERSEPHONE       
First Line: I opened my eyes as always
Last Line: With the absurd desire of other days %to become ivy


PERSIAN PROVERB       
First Line: I planted a tree
Last Line: Time turned yellow


PORTENTS       
First Line: And a hurricane wind
Last Line: The tracks that light %my way


PROMETHEUS       
First Line: I don't want to live with your ghost
Last Line: And I am tied to time %and cannot escape


QUEEN BEE       
First Line: I sailed upstream
Last Line: But it flew %it flew


RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: As the falling rain
Last Line: Without knowing why
Subject(s): Rain


RAIN       
First Line: Life is a downpour
Last Line: Until death's wind %cuts it short


RAIN       
First Line: As the falling rain %trickles among the stones
Last Line: Because forever, I have loved it %without knowing why


REFLECTIONS OF ICARUS       
First Line: My wings are of wax
Last Line: The clouds are my tomb


RESURRECTION       
First Line: I woke up suddenly
Last Line: My desert of love %flowering anew


RESURRECTION       
First Line: I lost the little girl %who lived in me
Last Line: Time has reversed its course


RETURN       
First Line: There is no rest %thrust out
Last Line: To the wings of wax


RETURN       
First Line: How will the return be
Last Line: Come, love, let's return %to the future


RETURN TO DEYA WITHOUT YOU       
First Line: I am anchored in the present
Last Line: And yet you are not here


REVELATION       
First Line: I walked toward the fruit bowl
Last Line: Became word


RIVERS       
First Line: The terrain in my country
Last Line: And the sea receives them %and they revive
Subject(s): Politics


RIVERS       
First Line: The rivers take down to the sea
Last Line: Are the arms of the earth


ROAD TO DAMASCUS       
First Line: I thought that finally
Last Line: And now I have grown weary %of asking


SADNESS       
Last Line: Pecked by birds


SANTA ANA       
First Line: I still cannot let go
Last Line: I begin to sob


SAVOIR FAIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: My black cat doesn't know
Last Line: The way I did
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SAVOIR FAIRE       
First Line: My black cat doesn't know
Last Line: By a single love %the way I did
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SEARCH       
First Line: If my torch goes out it will be dark
Last Line: Will I be alone until death? %each morning I will know it


SEARCHING FOR YOU       
First Line: I went out searching for you
Last Line: Useless %you were within me


SEIZING HOLD       
First Line: Seizing your light
Last Line: That you'll hold on to me


SILENCE       
First Line: An explosion your death
Last Line: After the silence %what


SISYPHUS       
First Line: I climb the slope
Last Line: Toward the beginning


SMALL COUNTRY       
First Line: Behind you
Subject(s): Peace


SMALL COUNTRY       
First Line: Behind you %a riot of pallid orphans
Last Line: To offer ten centavos to a beggar %and to feel compassion


SORROW       
First Line: I wish I could believe
Last Line: Our love %will never happen again


STILL       
First Line: I am still chasing after myself
Last Line: And though still not admitting it %fearing that encounter


SUMMING UP       
First Line: In the sixty-three years


TANKA       
First Line: This morning %I was fish and I was bird
Last Line: The darkness of the sea


THE RIVERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The terrain in my country
Last Line: And they revive
Subject(s): Rivers; Third World; Death


THINKING BACK       
First Line: Alone at lasst %with no masks
Last Line: To protect myself %from the stinging hail


THIS IS A NIGHT OF SHADOWS       
Last Line: To burst with rage %but it sprouts wings


THOUGH IT ONLY LASTS AN INSTANT       
First Line: Now, while the obsidian river
Last Line: You are with me


TIRESIAS       
First Line: Tiresias is my name
Last Line: Two birds my worlds %two stars


TO LOVE YOU AGAIN       
Last Line: It was necessary to die


TODAY       
First Line: Today your camellia opened
Last Line: Will strip its leaves


TOWARD THE JURASSIC AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Someone brought them to palma
Last Line: Impossible to bury them
Subject(s): Central America; Social Protest; Tyranny & Tyrants; War; Dictators


TOWARD THE JURASSIC AGE       
First Line: Someone brought them to palma
Last Line: Impossible to bury them
Subject(s): Central America; Social Protest; Tyranny And Tyrants; War


TOWER       
First Line: I came to the surface again
Last Line: But I flew %I flew


TRANSIT LOUNGE       
First Line: What will death be like
Last Line: For the passenger in transit


TWO WINGS IN FLIGHT       
First Line: We were a careless
Last Line: In repose


UNBRIDLED UNICORN       
First Line: More than the rider
Last Line: Your hammer toward the dawn


UNCERTAINTY       
First Line: In what part of the thread
Last Line: Will your words %fall into the abyss


UNFINISHED RITE       
First Line: They say death is a solitary thing
Last Line: In these my desolate verses


UNREACHABLE STAR       
First Line: I now reject %my narcissus phase
Last Line: At the highest point %the unreachable star


VOYAGE TOWARD MYSELF       
First Line: I flee toward myself
Last Line: And life %and stand confronting death


WE WERE THREE    Poem Text    
First Line: It was winter
Last Line: And there are too many to bury
Subject(s): Death; Solitude; Dead, The; Loneliness


WE WERE THREE       
First Line: It was winter
Last Line: I have no country %and they are too many to bury
Subject(s): Death; Solitude


WHAT WILL OUR MEETING BE LIKE       
Last Line: Searching for each other %and finally fusing


WHERE?       
First Line: Where did it go
Last Line: But my love %endures


WHY       
First Line: Why does this wound
Last Line: Still bleed inside me


WHY NOT LOVE YOU       
Last Line: And toward you I travel


WOMAN OF THE SUMPUL RIVER       
First Line: Come with me
Last Line: I was hiding in the river %for a long time.'


YESTERDAY AT NOON       
Last Line: Than the whistle of a train


YOU ARE ALIVE       
First Line: You are alive in my breast
Last Line: Who transforms our cries into poetry


YOU ARE MINE, SILENCE       
First Line: Now %on my final threshold
Last Line: I free myself of you %and yet go with you


YOU ARE MY OTHER I       
Last Line: To overflow it %until I reach you


YOU HAVE CHANGED, DEATH       
Last Line: And my death %in your hands


YOU MADE THE GREAT LEAP       
Last Line: I am left on this shore %crouched to spring