Alicia Minjarez Ramírez (Mexico)

Alicia Minjarez Ramírez (Mexico)
She is an internationally renowned Mexican poetess and translator who has won numerous awards including: Honorary Doctorate granted by IFCH Morocco and a thousand minds for Mexico Association 2020. The World Cultural Excellence Award 2020 granted by the government of Peru. The Excellence Prize World Poetry Championship Romania 2019. Literary Prize “Tra le Parole e L’infinito” Italy 2019. Winner of the EASAL medal Award by The European Academy of Sciences and Letters France 2018. Her poems have been translated in several languages and published in more than 200 International Anthologies, magazines and newspapers around the world. She speaks: French, English, Italian and Spanish.
There, where the wind fades away
The sky waves its own branches
Retouching icy mornings
In the shades,
Blackbirds and pigeons flapping
And disturbing the sky.
I aimlessly wander through.
Every corner evokes
Spiral lines of perpetually
Ever written sonnets,
Unveiled brides
Blur the color lines
Upon vacant altars.
I become chrysalis
Under the chaos of progress.
I extend my hands
And find only emptiness.
Where do these streets lead me to?
I try to jump over my shadow,
Gradually move
From green to yellow…
Exorbitant looks
Lacking everything
And nothing at all.
In the swinging mist
Every step reflected upon
Its own reflection,
When the twilight expands
I force myself to take shortcuts
That lead me nowhere.
Broken hearts,
Moon’s usurped glow,
Yielding ghosts
To the impregnable shine
Of window cars.
Stillness moves,
Static seconds,
Silence declines,
I emigrate with no belongings;
Brittle and gloomy spectrum
De-kernelling good-byes.
My mind is on hold,
Stars cry about
Humidity’s shortage
And eclectic rains,
My voice drowns.
Blink away
The ethereal fire of my eyes,
I release myself from prejudice.
I release myself
From body and soul
As nocturnal sun
Amidst the desert.
Each sparkle has a distant and severe air.
Dusty breeze undoing
Selfless prejudices,
Diaphanous sky
Of far away shores.
Untellable words!
Sweet craving that leads
And mitigates nostalgia,
Drunkenness of the moment
Impossible fight
Bold and incandescent soul.
Every sound is a wonderful caress
Momentum, track and halo of a transient light.
Each sparkle has a distant and severe air.
I understand the instant is non-existing matter.
Burns like a wound inscribed within our consciousness,
Affliction goes away.
Full delight of interrogations and absences,
Depths and appearances;
Defining the earthly paradise hell
Of my own communion.
Each sparkle has a distant and severe air.
I learn to live
In the branches of a secret dream,
Of a fiery shade,
In the shortened line
Of abysmal dementia.
Choleric air of ephemeral tears
Shake up my roots.
Lewd whisper
Born from the body,
Proclaiming the cavity
Of long gone solitudes.
A gust of wind and rumors
Hue harmonic perfumes,
Vetiver, coriander, kahve and saffron,
Crumbling the twilight dust.
Silence singing words
Bursting up
Depths of the sky.
My body invokes you
Under the Ankara fresh rain,
Fertile crescent
The spell of my lips;
Liquid light
Of shooting stars.
Horizontal waves
Moistens my edges
In the steppe plains
Of your gardens.
Even the moon is singing
Although no one notices it!
Dressed up in rainfalls
And kissing roots,
Sound waterfalls
Polishing stones
Upon your rivers’ wings.
Holding hands,
Piercing idyllic forests,
Dates and prunes
Are seeded wild,
Like impregnated
Fire water drops
On the green breeze
Of your gaze.
Undamaged yearnings
The absence or presence
Of your breath.
Fragrant essence
Evokes the moss dance
In Turkish oak timbers.
Chimerical magma
Rises and falls,
The ottoman honeysuckle
Of your luminous pores
Opened up
To the furtive wrap
Of my nights.
Translated by Alaric Gutiérrez

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