poems by FRANCISCO MUÑOZ SOLER

বাংলা English

WHAT IS IT TO BE A POET AND WHY

What is it to be a poet and why,
I never ask these questions to myself,
it flows out from the spring within my soul
forging the choices of my life,
my stance in the world,
expressing myself through the word
and through silence
with beauty and humanism.

THE WIFE OF LOT

For her disobedience,
for abandoning the path of submission
and that of the figure of justice
who grants everything to those who
for feeling his steps
and hurls wrath
on those who abandon it,
for defending her dream
which is but a moment of eternity,
because it will be her experience
and this neither God nor Death
an snatch away.

THERE ARE TOMBS THAT IN THEIR SILENCE

There are tombs that in their silence
speak of the world,
they keep a joyful harmony
and emit a music that go beyond
walls, barber wires and shackles,
that keep alive youthful dreams
where love heals wounds
with stability and solace,
there are tombs that rise
above cruelty and infamy,
their river of bliss
purifies acid rains.

WE SHOULD BE AFRAID

We should be afraid
of the fears
that control and divide us,

that paralyze the energy
to combat
the greed of the elite,

of cynicism which disguises
their prevalent opulence
as a sign of security.

We should be afraid
of not daring ourselves
to desire a worthy life.

HATRED SEDUCES

Let’s not deceive ourselves: hatred seduces.
All one needs to do is look at history,
no remind us of the splendour of its arsons.

The elegant executioners take no rest,
they stalk their wretched victims,
they discriminate, dehumanize, execute,
always firm, neat, credible,
they sweep away hordes with symbols
and have legions to defend themselves.
Let’s not deceive ourselves: hatred is lovely.

Truth and coexistence demand
that brotherhood and compassion
should not remain in eloquent silence and
hatred should not rewrite history.

HATRED STRIKES THEM INCESSANTLY

Hatred strikes them incessantly
who pay the price for the sin
of being different or believing differently,

an everyday cruelty
sheltered by stigmas
that trivializes the horror,

hatred which perseveres, seduces,
permeating the weak
offering them identity and refuge,

a country reduced to ashes
where wounds germinate
and the sun is always distant.

FUNDAMENTALISM

A cynicism that doesn’t allow any space for light to spread,
a torrent of cruelty and ashes that forms ravines,
where ants of obligated obedience
mercilessly strike down dreams and words,

a horror where lovers of death
humiliate those who love life.

FRANCISCO MUÑOZ SOLER
  Spanish poet with and extensive work published in countries like Spain, Mexico, United States,
 India, Peru, El Salvador and Venezuela. It has been translated into English, French, Russian,
 Italian, German, Romanian, Arabic, Assamese and Bengali.
  
 His poetry is intimate, full of fine sensitivity, impressive that invites reflection, his lyrical self 
 offers us testimony of existing, shows us an ethical commitment to the existence of otherness
 in his poems of social criticism, in the search for expression There is your greatest 
 achievement. A universal poetry that embraces the thirst for justice, peace and flies the flag of
 love.
  
 His work is also included in Anthologies and in more than a hundred literary magazines.
  
 He is the organizer of the Plenilunio Poetic Cycle of Malaga.
   

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