POESÝ 20/10 ED 2011

English version below the Spanish! To read the poetry click on the poets name.

“Un poeta es un ser infeliz, cuyo corazón está destrozado por los sufrimientos secretos, pero cuyos labios están tan extrañamente formados que cuando los suspiros y los gritos escapan de ellos, suenan como música hermosa … y luego la gente se aglomera sobre el poeta y le dice: “Canta para nosotros muy pronto de nuevo,” que es tanto como decir, “que nuevos sufrimientos te atormenten el alma.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

(Para leer la poesía, haz un click en el nombre del poeta.)

POESÝ 20/10 ED 2011 expone el talento de diez increíbles poetas que han sido invitados a Mink para celebrar la poesía que los ha enamorado de pies a cabeza. Nos visitan desde América, España, el Caribe, e Italia. Y en dos idiomas nos deleitamos de poesía para suspirar y soñar y pedir más. ¡Sí, pedir más!

La poesía que degustaremos en estos próximos días es sin duda alguna seductora y apasionada; carnal y espiritual. Les presento a Michael Muller, Marielis Román, Oscura Forastera, Thee Queen, Tamara Grysel Saliva, Mark Anthony Vigo, Mara Mariposa, Pedro Pablo Vergara, Almudena Aibar Hidalgo, y Bernice Sosa Izquierdo. Ellos llenarán de versos nuestros días desde Agosto 7 al 16, y a quiénes les agradezco profundamente el aceptar ser parte de esta segunda edición de POESÝ 20/10. Sin olvidar que hoy abrirán este evento los poetas, a quiénes hemos conocido estos pasados tres días, Efraín Nieves, Francisco Bermejo y Libby Juliá.

Espero leer sus comentarios, les pido sean respetuosos al expresarse, y que disfruten de este magnífico evento de poesía.

Si no todos los días puedes visitar Mink  para disfrutar de la poesía, entra tu email en el recuadro que está en la columna del lado para que lleguen a tu email los poemas diariamente. ¡También puedes acompañarnos a través de Twitter! Utiliza el hashtag #poesy.

Con esto les dejo y les espero mañana en POESÝ 20/10™: Veinte poemas, Diez poetas.



A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music… and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: “Sing for us soon again;” that is as much as to say, “May new sufferings torment your soul.” ~Soren Kierkegaard

POESÝ 20/10 ED 2011 exposes the incredible talent of ten poets fallen in love from head to toe with poetry and have been invited to Mink to celebrate it. Visiting us from America, Spain, the Caribbean, and Italy! And  in two languages will make us sigh and dream and ask for more. Yes, ask for more!

The poetry of these poets is undoubtedly seductive and passionate, carnal and spiritual. It is my honor to present you Michael Muller, Marielis Román, Oscura Forastera, Thee Queen, Tamara Grysel Saliva, Mark Anthony Vigo, Mara Mariposa, Pedro Pablo Vergara, Almudena Aibar Hidalgo, y Bernice Sosa Izquierdo. They will fill our days with verses from August 7 to 16, and who I thank deeply for accepting being part of this second edition of POESÝ 20/10. Not to mention that today we will enjoy this event will open the poets, who have known these past three days, Efrain Nieves, Francisco Bermejo and Libby Juliá.

I hope to read your comments, I ask you be respectful with your expressions, and enjoy this magnificent event of poetry.

If not every day you can visit Mink to enjoy the poetry, enter your email in the box at the right corner of this post to get the poems to your email daily. Also follow us on Twitter! Use the hashtag #poesy.

With this I leave and read you tomorrow during POESÝ 20/10 ™: twenty poems, ten poets.


I am Latino by Efraín Nieves

I am no one, everyone
Poverty, wealth
Enslaved, freed
You, me
Discriminated by my own because I am not fluent in my parents’ native tongue
Harassed by police because my skin is brown
Feared because I define my own future
And mocked for fighting every step of the way
I am indigenous, African
Spanish, Aztec
Arawak, Taino
I am American, I am Latino

©Efraín Nieves “I am Latino”. All rights reserved.


RENACER por Francisco Bermejo

He logrado la rendición
de los versos malditos
que se agolpaban en la punta de mis dedos
para manchar de vicio el pulcro papel,
esclavizados,
entre rejas de esperanza
gritan juramentos indescriptibles,
sabedores de su trágico final.

Ahora,
que la tormenta amainó
sonríen mis musas,
ante el tiempo de bonanza
que se avecina.

Me alejo del infierno de la locura
dándole la espalda
a las puertas entreabiertas
que forman barrera
entre el bien y mal;
yo ya elegí mi camino.

Mientras la negra arena
desaparece lenta entre mis pies,
observo como la hierba
se alza tímida
hacia el cielo
cada vez mas azul,
los buitres han dejado
de revolotear
encima de mi persona,
y alegres ruiseñores
me dan la bienvenida
regalándome melodías
que mis oídos, hasta ahora cerrados,
agradecen.

Ya todo es alegría,
la cínica conciencia
que me hablaba
en pasadas noches
ha quedado muda,
ante el regocijo
de mi renacido yo.

©Francisco Bermejo “Renacer”. Todos los derechos reservados.


Unknown by Libby Juliá

You saw this, my body, beckoning you to navigate its curves, feel its softness, its roundness, its swells.

You were blinded by its power, mesmerized as it drew you in, rendering you weak, unable to resist the urge to explore, to venture into the unknown.

BUT…

You stared into my eyes and saw yourself in the depth of my thoughts and you retreated.

You heard the beat of my heart as it sang its song of love and you retreated.

You felt the strength of my spirit and discovered weakness in yours, and again, you retreated.

Convinced by your fear of an inability to live up to the reality of me, you said goodbye, you walked away, leaving me wishing you had been willing to explore, to summon the courage to venture into the unknown.

©Libby Juliá “Unknown”. All rights reserved.


¡Feliz Cumpleaños Mink! / Happy Bday Mink!

English version below the Spanish one!

Mink donde doy riendas sueltas a mi inspiración y las comparto con seres espectaculares como ustedes. Gracias por esto tres años que han compartido conmigo, los comentarios y las palabras de aliento. En especial, a aquellos que he conocido a través de este espacio cibernético y hemos creado lazos de amistad, gracias con todo mi amor y cariño.

La celebración de Mink ha servido como antesala a la tan esperada Segunda Edición de POESÝ 20/10, ¡no olviden mañana es la apertura! Y de la primera edición hoy nos acompaña Libby Juliá quien ha contestado varias de mis preguntas. La entrevista es en inglés y la podrás encontrar abajo.

Hoy continúa el sorteo de ayer de dos copias de mi libro ‘El Valle de la Inspiración‘. Para participar deja un comentario, pero si deseas más formas de ganar haz lo siguiente (puedes hacerlos todos o solo uno):

1- Sigues a Mink (la opción para suscribirse a Mink está en la parte superior derecha de la página)

2- Sígueme en Twitter

3- Perteneces al grupo de Mink en Facebook

Todos los sorteos terminarán en Agosto 16, 2011. Los ganadores serán seleccionados al azar a través de Ramdon.org y notificados por email. Los ganadores tendrán 24 horas para responder antes que otro sea escogido.



Mink where I give free rein to my inspiration and share them with spectacular beings like you. Thanks for that three years have shared with me comments and encouragement. In particular, those who have met through this cyberspace and created bonds of friendship, thank you with all my love and affection.

The celebration of Mink has served as a prelude to the long-awaited second edition of POESY 20/10, do not forget tomorrow is the opening! And the first issue with us today who have answered Julia Libby several of my questions. The interview is in English and you can find below.

Today continues the yesterday’s giveaway of the two autographs copies of my book ‘El Valle de la Inspiración‘, sorry to all my English speaking awesome followers the book is in Spanish. Still don’t forget to participate by leaving a comment, for more entry bonuses you can also do this (just remember to leave a comment saying you did all of them or one):

1- Follow Mink (the Subscribe option is on the right corner next to this post)

2- Follow me on Twitter

3- Have joined Mink on Facebook

All Bday giveaways will end August 16, 2011. One winner will be drawn at random using Random.org and notified via e-mail. Winner will have 24 hours to respond before a second participant is selected.

Today, I salute Libby Juliá, also from our past edition of Poesý 20/10 and you can read her poem for that event “I am“, who is our last Special Guest for the opening of the second edition of Poesý 20/10.

Write Media, LLC, Founder and CEO, Libby I. Juliá Vázquez has extensive experience in writing and editing. She currently serves as Online Editor for New Futuro, and Chief Content Officer of Being Latino Online Magazine, having previously served as Managing Editor. In this role she is responsible for daily decisions about all magazine content, working closely with 30+ writers to meet the goal of providing readers ‘intellectually entertaining’ content that is relevant to the Latino community nationwide. She also writes a weekly feature for Fox News Latino, titled “Being Latino” This Week on Facebook.


Still

Early morning and I sit on my favorite hill feeling the softness of the breeze on my cheek
seeing its quiet strength as it sways the branches on the trees and
I am still
and I look into the distance where I see the remnants of the sun behind the clouds
that hover over the beautiful skyline of buildings so tall and
I am still
while the joggers and the walkers and their dogs go by and
I am still
and I see that this is life
this being this doing it seems so simple from where I sit as I watch while
I am still
but it’s so complex
for in between the being there is joy and there is pain
and there is laughter and there are tears
and I am overcome with both
as the breeze softly caresses my cheek while life happens around me as
I am still

Libby Juliá “Still”. All rights reserved.


Interview with Libby:

Mink’s slogan is “…from Inspiration to the Written word”. From where do you draw yours?

All of my inspiration comes from my personal every day life; por lo bueno or lo malo. I’ve been inspired enough observing things as I walk down the street to write about them, and I’ve also been inspired by something that happened in the past that won’t leave my mind. It’s a release.

Before us came others that set the stepping stones for us to take up the pen. Who are the poets that made you take the pen?

I have to be honest and say that I’ve never read a lot of poetry. My writing has always just come from a love of words. I was more of a fiction reader. Though recently I’ve fallen in love with Pablo Neruda’s work.

What theme is more prominent in your poetry?

The randomness and unpredictability of life.

Tell us about your current project

My current projects are my every day work with my company New Futuro and Being Latino Online Magazine. I’m editing and creating in both instances and helping to build two wonderful things for the Latino community and I love it. It takes up my days, but the rewards are great!


Libby also writes for..

Our Humboldt Park

Examiner.com

Juntos Worldwide


Libby Juliá Vazquez, “I am…” / Carolina Torrecilla, “Cuando Adán es inocente y no se llama Adán”

I am…
By Libby Juliá Vázquez

I am a woman of contradiction.
A woman of few words yet many thoughts.

An old soul growing younger each day.

I am simply complex.
Analytical in my creativity,
the left brain working with the right brain.

A seriously funny, social introvert.

I am not beautiful outside,
but I am mesmerizing inside.

Simply elegant, yet elegantly simple.

I am high heels and dresses.
I am sweats and flip-flops.

I am white wine and martinis.
I am beer straight from the bottle.

I am an emotional roller coaster
built on a pillar of strength.

I am a waltz, a tango, a cha cha cha.
I am dancing to the rhythm of life.

© Libby Juliá Vázquez. All rights reserved.


Libby Juliá Vázquez

“I’ve been writing since I can remember with boxes of journals in storage,” says poet and freelance writer Libby Juliá Vázquez, who is currently residing in Puerto Rico.  She contributes to different publications like the Examiner.com, Juntos Worldwide and Being Latino.  In her blog, Moments in My Head, an extension of herself, she documents her adventures and (more often) misadventures with a touch of poetry, giving you a mesmerizing moment that you’ll always remember. 

You may find her through her Facebook, her blog and Twitter.


Cuando Adán es inocente… y no se llama Adán

Por Carolina Torrecilla García

Llámame Eva si gustas,
más piensa a quién das el papel de serpiente
y jugando a lo que quieres
te diré:

Yo soy Eva.
Yo quise saber
y mordí la manzana.
Tuve libertad
y asustado tú, Adam,
te escandiste tras mi culpa,
como siempre,
ante un Dios en quien no crees.

Yo soy Eva, sí,
no me alimento de culpar
a otros de mis decisiones
para después victimizarme.
¡Soy Eva y me responsabilizo!
Mi mente dejó de ser ciega
de la ignorancia y de ti.

Cámbiame el nombre si gustas.
Llámame con los nombres
de mujeres malditas por la historia,
pero solo al devolverme tus mordiscos
habrás dejado tu huella de misoginia.

©22 de mayo de 2010, Escrito en Málaga. Todos los derechos reservados


Carolina Torrecilla

Bajo el nombre de Arwen conocí a Carolina, residente de Málaga, provincia y ciudad sureña de España. Una persona silenciosa en su niñez, se apasionó por los libros quienes le sirvieron de puerta para entrar al mundo de la literatura del cual no se ha despegado jamás. Sus experiencias en el mundo corporativo y su insatisfacción con el profesorado la enriquecieron como persona, y es en ese momento en su vida que nace su blog ¿Han dicho libertad de expresión?, pero su vida personal la cuenta entre retazos y versos en La bailarina descalza. Ha sido invitada en participar en otros blogs literarios y poéticos como Cáceres es inspiración, en donde podrán encontrar hermosas poesías, y Brisa de Gredos. ¿Qué le depara el futuro? “En escribir todos los días para tener disciplina”.

Puedes conseguir a Carolina Torrecilla a través de sus blogs, como también en Todas las estrellas y ¿Por qué todos critican a Jane Austen?.



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