Antonio Justel Rodriguez

WHEN SUDDENLY A VERSE

 

…when suddenly a verse, and only and exclusively a verse,
It enters you, sets you on fire and burns,
when it crackles through your conscience and blood because it has assaulted you and is burning you,
and when you feel that it has turned on your mind,
- but your mind opens like dawn, luminous and virgin -
and that immediately enters the heart to destroy and transform everything,
ah, at that moment, run, run and fly,
Seek and climb to some summit, crown it and raise your arms there,
Well, in that same and exact moment you will have found the undoubted sign
with which to anoint heaven with earth;
...a verse is a dagger, a path, a flaming transit,
a knowledge or spell of barbaric, mutant and infinite forces;
a verse can hurt or kill, transfigure,
or house the lucid keys of all the borders, all the chasms, doors and rivers,
all the bridges, all the isthmuses and islands and all the seas;
...not a verse like that, it is not a man or a woman, nor a people,
or a synthesis with the blood of a thousand races,
Well, before that, the boiling plasma of all the galaxies with all their planets pulses and rings;
and, however, and on the other hand, you, dear listener or reader, dear friend,
you will be able to hear him roar or moan in deep crying
at the exact moment when you give up after having fallen;
Well, that one, that verse, that genius with a smooth heart and incomparable mind,
It can destroy you or turn you into a supreme song or huge ode of a cry of joy:
the transubstantiation of being with its immortal chlamys,
his law,
the voice of the god,
the light of the universe.
***
Antonio Justel/Orion of Panthoseas
https://www.oriondepanthoseas.com
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Published on e-Stories.org on 11/03/2023.

 
 

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