Pilar Rodríguez Aranda

CICLO DE CUATRO LUNAS ROJAS
from unpublished manuscript Tetrad of Red Moon

Esta noche será de eclipse total
Se inicia el ciclo
de las cuatro lunas rojas llenas
de historias que comienzan y se van

Confía y entrégate
Prende muchas velas y agradece
Entrégate

Las nubes amenazan con cubrir el cielo
Avanza la tarde y todo es posible
Que baje este calor y llegue de la montaña
el celo frío de nuestros ancestros
Conocimiento rígido desconcertado
con la atracción coral y acuática
de su reflejo presente en el pasado

Cambiante y caprichosa pero confiable
Cíclica y variante
Confía y déjate llevar
Noche de péndulo y derrota
Relajación violenta del eclipse
que se desborda
en la coincidencia de tu nombre

Golosa como yo
La tarde se desborda en los azules
Lazos etéreos de blanco esponjado
Llega la reina de las mareas
Esa que se entrega entera
una y otra vez sin falla
Aunque acabe igual en la oscuridad
vuelve y se entrega al sol
con la tierra como testigo

Cadáveres púrpuras y moradores
de flores ligeras la salpican
Primavera de aves y colores rosas
Graves, rojos y lilas
El aleteo brusco de dos colibríes
Pequeño gran espíritu del tiempo
buscando miel y otros haceres

Semillero de ayeres
Aves que se hablan entre ellas
Perros que te advierten de presencias
celestinas y truhanes
pasajeros severos y crueles del camino
Guantes de odio engatillados
al dólar y al olvido

Acento fenicio y antiguo
Tanto que asusta la ignorancia
Puntas partidas de un cabello que va en el gris
aspirando ser de plata
longitudes francas y comprometidas
más de dos promesas compañía

Tarde de color ámbar
Mientras, por YouTube
Michoacán habla
en la voz de Mireles

Los planetas, el sol, la luna
mantienen su constante
Los humanos la suya

El agua cae
Trae el frescor y el alivio
el orden y el respeto

y sí…la defensa.

CYCLE OF FOUR RED MOONS
(English version by the author)
from unpublished manuscript Tetrad of Red Moon

Tonight will be a total eclipse
Initiating the cycle
of the four red moons full
of stories which start and leave

Trust and surrender
Light many candles and be thankful
Surrender

Clouds threaten to cover the sky
The afternoon draws on and everything’s possible
The temperature might drop and from the mountain
the cold zeal of our ancestors might descend
Rigid knowledge disconcerted
by the coral and aquatic attraction
of its reflection present in the past

Changing and capricious yet reliable
Cyclic and variant
Trust and surrender
Night of pendulum and defeat
Violent relaxation of the eclipse
brimming over
the coincidence of your name

Greedy like me
The afternoon brims over in blues
Ethereal bonds of spongy white

The queen of tides arrives
surrendering herself whole
once and again without failing
Even if she ends in darkness again
she returns and surrenders herself to the sun
having the Earth as witness

Purple remains and tiny inhabitants
splash her from light flowers
Spring of birds and pink colors
Grave, red and lilac
The curt flapping of two hummingbirds
Small and grand spirits of time
looking for honey and other makings

Seedbed of yesterdays
Birds talking among themselves
Dogs who warn you of presences
go-betweens and knaves
severe and cruel passengers of the road
Gloves of hate held by trigger
to dollar and oblivion

Accent, Phoenician and ancient
So much it scares ignorance
Split ends of some hair going on gray
aspiring to silver
frank and committed lengths
more than two accompanying promises

Amber colored afternoon
Meanwhile, on YouTube
Michoacán speaks
through Mireles’s voice

The planets, the sun, the moon
keep their constancy
Humans keep theirs

Water falls
Bringing freshness and relief
order and respect

and yes…the defense.


Pilar Rodríguez Aranda is a writer, award-winning video artist and translator. She has published her creative writing and translations in dozens of magazines and anthologies in the American and European continents, and has been translated into English, Arabic, Greek, Italian, Portuguese and German. She recently published a new poetry collection, in a bilingual format, “Una familia más”, or One More Family,” available online.

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