Poem of the Month, January 2013Posted: 2013/01/04
As the first Poem of the Month in 2013, we have chosen one by Joseph Berolo, Poet and Founder/President of UNILETRAS (Naciones Unidas de las Letras) and newly appointed IFLAC Peace Ambassador in Colombia, with all best wishes for a great and fruitful year, paving together the IFLAC Path to Peace.
SIDE BY SIDE TO ARRIVE TOGETHER
By Joseph Berolo
From my home, cradle of my dreams
faithful path of sleepless nights,
freely runs the enamored thoughts
through capricious paths of courage.
I seek lodging in the desert
in every village and open shelter,
and in every bosom, feeling
and in every hug, protection.
Reside in me, Irene, goddess of love,
with your wings and with your wisdom –
Give me Chronos, in my time and pain
the long awaited shelter to my fate.
I only want to love the human kind
and hope for the divine to be with me.
Translation from Spanish to English by the author.