domingo, 28 de diciembre de 2008


To believe in full

I have to find the truth

I trust my emotions

and want with devotion

deciphering signs

difficult to understand

love is a matter of touch

and never blooms in the far

like little Prince´s rose needs

daily watering to exist

sábado, 6 de diciembre de 2008

Virgen del Carmen Procession

Traditions are interesting because they show the soul of a country performing the best or the worst of human nature hopes and dreams…many of them are meant sometimes to control groups and they should be analyzed in schools to open dialog and avoid prejudices and fanatic behaviour. I followed many “traditions” when I was a child

"venid y vamos todos
con flores a María
que madre nuestra es
de nuevo aquí nos tienes
purísima doncella
mas que la luna bella
postrados a tus pies... "

"Come on everybody
with flowers to Mary
she is our mother
here we are again
you the purest virgin
more beautiful than the moon
we kneel down at your feet"

When I was a child I attended to the procession celebrated in honor of the "Virgin del Carmen" the patron of Chile. We spent a month at school preparing this procession since 8th of November to the 8th of December praying each day for half an hour in a ceremony called Month of Mary. A tradition that still is performed in all the cities and towns in Chile, priests and altar boys first followed by the christians and pagans. They begin the procession from the main square crossing several streets to reach the place where a mass is celebrated.

sábado, 22 de noviembre de 2008

Gracias a la vida - Thanks to life

Violeta Parra is one of the most popular chilean singer and song writer.
She composed in 1966 the most enduring and enchanted song of her time " Thanks to life" for all the wonderful details of love and beauty that she was able to find in her difficult existence.

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto
Thanks to life which has given me so much,
Me dio dos luceros que cuando los abro,
It gave me two eyes that when I open them,
Perfecto distingo lo negro del blanco,
I can distinguish perfectly black from white,
Y en el alto cielo su fondo estrellado,
And in the high heaven its starry background,
Y en la multitudes el hombre que yo amo.
And in the multitudes the man I love.

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto,
Thanks to life which has given me so much,
Me ha dado el sonido y el abecedario,
It's given me sound and the alphabet,
Y con el las palabras que pienso y declaro,
And with it the words that I think and declare,
Madre, amigo, hermano y luz alumbrando,
Mother, friend, brother, and burning light,
La ruta del alma de el que estoy amando.
The route of the sould of the one I am loving.

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto,
Thanks to life which has given me so much,
Me ha dado el oído que en todo su ancho,
It's given me sound that in all its magnitude,
Graba noche y día grillos y canarios,
Records night and day crickets and canaries,
Martillos, turbinas, ladridos, chubascos,
Hammers, turbines, dogs' barks, storms,
Y la voz tan tierna de mi buen amado.
And the voice so tender of my good beloved.

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto,
Thanks to life which has given me so much,
Me ha dado la marcha de mis pies cansados,
It's given me the steps of my tired feet,
Con ellos anduve ciudades y charcos,
With them I walked though cities and puddles,
Playas y desiertos, montañas y llanos,
Beaches and deserts, mountains and plains,
Y la casa tuya, tu calle y tu patio.
And your house, your street, and your patio.

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto,
Thanks to life which has given me so much,
Me ha dado la risa, me ha dado el llanto,
It's given me laughter, it's given me tears,
Así yo distingo dicha de quebranto,
Thereby I distinguish good fortune from ruin,
Los dos materiales que forman mi canto,
` The two materials that make up my song,
Y el canto de ustedes que es mi propio canto.
And the song of all of you that is my own song.

¡Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto!
Thanks to life which has given me so much!

viernes, 14 de noviembre de 2008


A sudden certainty is born

when two strangers

stand under the blue sky

watching the clouds pass

sense an unknown

feeling of waiting for

someone who will soon arrive

have they already met?

maybe in a dream or a glance,

both sitting in a train, or a bus

or waiting in a queue

yesterday or last month?

they are still strangers

but they know

they can not escape fate

or make destiny happen

for good or bad

martes, 14 de octubre de 2008

Golden rays

golden rays make possible
to see the dust dance
showing me the invisible

dorados rayos hacen posible
ver el polvo danzar
mostrando lo invisible

martes, 30 de septiembre de 2008


Reflejos efímeros en el agua
me hipnotizan,
reteniendo el momento
la imagen se eterniza

Fleetings reflections on the water
hipnotize my vision,
I grasp the image
eternizing the moment

sábado, 20 de septiembre de 2008


(I once read a news about a seed that grew in a man´s eye)

the wet of the eye was enough
for the seed to be born
that man was amazed
watching the plant to grow

sábado, 6 de septiembre de 2008

A miracle

what is a miracle you asked
and I tell you without doubt
if you are able to go beyond
the limits of understanding
when a desire you have
that has been deep in your soul
becomes real and true
by the great power of thought

qué es un milagro preguntas
te lo digo sin dudar
que si puedes ir más allá
de lo que puedes comprender
y tienes un gran deseo
que está clavado en tu mente
éste se vuelve real y verdadero
por la fuerza del pensamiento

martes, 26 de agosto de 2008

How I met you

I met you in 1981. You arrived in a cold winter day of may . Since that moment you filled my life with your sweet company. You were a silent quiet baby. As you grew up you were very often by my side and we went out holding hands. When you were 12 years old suddenly you did not feel comfortable holding hands with me anymore. I noticed that and I did not force you to do so. You separated from me as time passed. You were very far sometimes that I did not recognize who you were. We spent hard and sad moments. Time has passed since you left the home that saw you come into my life. Now we meet from time to time and we again are able to share company and time together feeling so good...a flower was born, a flower called love.... true love shared between a mother and a son.

lunes, 26 de mayo de 2008

The "grand finale"

You told me about the “grand finale”:
dozens of fireworks launched all at once,
the light burning into the eyes'memory,
rapid explosions echoing throughout the body
creating short gasps of breath.

If you know the secret,you said,
you must look away, for a moment,
from the instantly blooming flowers of light,
at your lover´s eyes,
there you will see the blossoms,
in exquisitely delicate miniature.

The look upon the faces reveals
the innocence and wonder of childhood,
and shows a part of beauty
you have rarely seen
and should never forget

miércoles, 23 de abril de 2008

The color of light

I have no answer
for a bitter argument
when a flash of light
brings a message of hope,
walking in loneliness
a sudden reflection
on the wall shows
the future

sábado, 19 de abril de 2008


Compose is an order
that makes you say things in disorder,
compose is a good way
to say what you don´t want to tell,
compose is an emotion
full of contradictions and cautious,
sometimes lawless and a liar
a spot in time, not reliable,
compose is a scratch,
that you make on the ground
ând will vanish soon
when the rain washes your mourning,
compose is a soft whisper
that flies high in the air
disappearing in despair,
compose are those ideas
that can make you laugh or cry
hot cold sad or happy tears
that you can no longer hide
when they are breaking your heart

domingo, 13 de abril de 2008


Bold I go
no fear at all,
very little I fear
I hope you could hear
the stream of life
passing by my side
it is full of risks
a challenge for me
I am going now
to face a new one

viernes, 4 de abril de 2008

The white fur coat

I have never forgotten this white fur coat. I do not know who made me wear it to attend my first day at school. I remember myself in the corner of the room surrounded by many girls that touched my coat over and over again...!

viernes, 28 de marzo de 2008

Beyond the limits we know

Maybe I am skeptical. It it strange and difficult to understand that if there were any kind of intelligent creatures beyond our limits why nobody has come closer enough to make us know about them. Why all the information we have is so mysterious and full of contradictions? Maybe the idea is that we will never know each other because that is the will of the master of the universe called God or any other name that you want to give to Him. We are living perhaps different degrees of difficulties in different states so as to achieve perfection. I do believe that the earth is the material world and there are many other spiritual worlds waiting for us out there in the space.

jueves, 20 de marzo de 2008


I arrive to the border of your feelings
I look at your heart from the edge
Tiptoeing I come closer
I am suddenly afraid
I do not dare to take a step
I talk to myself:
Beware, don´t fall, wait

sábado, 15 de marzo de 2008

The greatest mystery

Life is full of mysteries. I enjoy trying to solve what is beyond my understanding. Life is a great mystery begining with ourselves. We are full of desires, doubts and contradictions. We generally arrive to life in a place that we did not choose....but we are there ...why?...what is the purpose of all that? . We are always in the need for something that makes us feel sure that the way we are traveling is the best, it is the most appropiate, is the right one. When we have to make choices it is sometimes difficult to decide because there is a mystery about the way thing will develop after our decision.
The good part of mistery is that life is in front of us open to our choices and showing us that we are free to choose. Life is full of quests and new roads to travel and to discover. Life is the greatest mystery.