Two Poems: Black Poncho, and Spirits of de Copan [in English and Spanish]
12) Black Poncho
(of Saint Cosme Hill, by Lima, Peru)
Lost in the grottos of Peru-
?in the form of scorching fruit;
By using his poncho to pull
Henceforward, he was swindled
Note: Information taken from a number of conversations with the locals of Lima, Peru (and my father-in-law) especially from a conversation with Hernan Espinoza, a waiter in Lima, Peru, as he remembered it (the year being: l945); 5-4-2005; #625; there is also another side to this man, one that is considered to more on the side of Robin Hood,the thief; as Papa Augusto would have it.
Versión en Español
(del Cerro San Cosme en Lima, Perú)
Perdido en las grutas de Perú-
?en la forma de fruta chamuscada;
Usando su poncho para jalar
Después, él fue estafado
Note: La Información fue obtenido de una conversación con Hernan Espinoza, un camarero en Lima, Perú, así como él lo recordó (Año: 1945); Mayo 4 del 2005; Nro. 625
13. The Spirits de Copan
I see them in the skies
And never are alone-
The Spirits and the Ghouls?
They are shadows in my world
These spirits hide in ancient stones
In ebbing shadows
They are no man's friend
The Spirits de Copan (have)-:
These were the kings
In the Great Plaza
A spirit, let known
(In its trembling vacuum):
As I looked towards
The imposing palaces
And I walked away
Note: written while visiting the Copan Valley, and site, in Honduras; written between 4-24/25-2005, #630.
Versión en Español
13. Los Espíritus de Copan
Los veo en los cielos
Y nunca están solos-
Los Espíritus y los Demonios ?
Ellos son sombras en mi mundo
Estos espíritus se ocultan en piedras antiguas
En sombras que bajan
Ellos no son amigo del hombre
Los espíritus de Copan (tienen)-:
Estos fueron los reyes
Conejo de Humo
En Gran Plaza
Un espíritu, deja conocer
( En su trémula respiracion):
Como miré hacia
Los palacios imponentes
Y me alejé
Note: escrito en la visita al Valle Copan, y lugar arqueologico, en Honduras.Escrito entre Abril 24 y 25 del 2005, Nro. 630.
Dennis Siluk is a writer, considered by Marissa Cardenas, reporter for the Correo Newspaper, of Peru who says: "...his stature is recognized worldwide as a sort of 'ambassador' of every country that he visits writing on their peoples, their histories and customs... similar to Julio Verne..." website: http://dennissiluk.tripod.com [see http://www.amazon.com or bn.com]Rosa P.
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Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them in their hells They whisper and they moanAnd never are alone- The Spirits and the Ghouls? The Spirits de Copan!They are shadows in my world Echoes in my dreams A mystery and a force To a cosmic happening! The Spirits and the Ghouls? The Spirits de Copan!..
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Asha of DarfurCry, cry-oh little Darfur woman For your sister Janjaweed- [in Sudan's merciless region-who was raped to death); Where rape and death run ramped;And Asha prays the Arabs don't' hear Here sobbing little black tears? ?in fear she will be chained to a bedIn Darfur, by the insidious justice Of the Arabs, who run ramped?Ah, yes! In Darfur you've guessed, It is not a crime to raped and arrested; By the very one who raped, and terrorizedYou; it is the conquest?Satan's ribs!..
Caught in the Arms of ED
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Uamaks Aquatic [suspense: now in Spanish and English]
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Says Mr. Dennis Siluk, when asked to review his poetry somewhat, for he hesitates all the time when I ask him to so; I can tell you.
There are many times I set up barriers and walls, invisible unless you come too close, And then you hit them.You wonder what happened.
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