Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)
Here are three more poems by the author, Dennis Siluk, while traveling througout Central and South America.
Orange Timid Moon
O´er the Copan sky
an arch of shadows
orange and timid-
of the Maya gods
Note: written while at the Copan Ruines, in Honduras, April, 2005.
Versión en Español
Luna Tímida Anaranjada
Sobre el cielo de Copan
un arco de sombras teje sus telas
anaranjada y tímida -
más que pasa ...
de los Maya dioses
Nota: escrito mientras estaba en las Ruinas de Copan, en Honduras, Abril de 2005.
Cyclye of the Buterfly
First they were an egg
Then the new cycle begins
But who was first?
Note: written while at the Butterfly Conservatory, in Copan, Honduras, 4-24-2005.
The Simple Things
I was trying to think of great things to write
The humming of the plane
What greater gift has God given, than
How often do we meet kings?
It is the simple things you see!
And so I shall close my eyes
(flying from Panama to Lima)
...sitting in this damn plane
Note: While flying from Panama to Lima, Peru, the author wrote this poem, waiting to get home to his casa in Lima, 4-26-05.
Poet and Author Dennis Siluk, is presently in Lima, Peru finishing some poetry he has written while in the Andes, and Honduras, and Peru in General. Waiting to go to Colombia.
Web site: http://dennissiluk.tripod.com
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