Silvia Marijuan

March 4th, 2016 by admin

Bilingual hearts In memory of Francisco X. Alarcónimage   From the East to the West From the snow to the hills where life becomes a fairy tale Your gentle eyes gave me peace Your light kindled my voice on a night when fatigue rained down on me shamelessly A scientist and a poet laughing across the table The wine is friendship, Time, a burning sip A few hours frozen in a marbled snapshot Hoy descubro que has muerto and I create images of dialogues that will never exist I look closely at the desert behind your picture and the arch of your subtle smile the same smile you gave me on the night when I felt most vulnerable Bilingual hearts You and I, Chicano Orfeus You would never have imagined that you could tear a poem from the heart of someone who used to love them No clogged spaces No boundaries Death has no wings But love whispers in all unimaginable languages

Silvia Marijuan Silvia Marijuan is an applied linguist and an Assistant Professor at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, who enjoys connecting to language through both science and poetry.       

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