Saturday, December 5, 2009

Unfettered wind*

We were the dusky maya.
Sometimes we flitted
among the enameled branches
of the hacendado's cage.
We mostly skipped and hopped
with pruned wings.

Then we read:

"Upon freedom
from men administering men
Man will evolve to the next Unity
in the realm of Nature.

"We will be the eagle
over the bluffs
sailing the currents
of the east wind --
our nature unfettered. 

"Our mind and body

we are growing back
our heart
and our wings.

*Chapter 10, Fractured Memories


Devika Jyothi said...

Very existentialist thoughts, it seems to me, Carlos...very much engaging,

Freedom like every other idea is so relative.....

'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past' -- George Orwell


Devika Jyothi said...

Your poem has inspired me to write a my 'The Essential Me' blog...I gave a dedication and link -- Hope you don't mind Carlos :)


Carlos Gesmundo said...

I suppose many of us find ourselves wondering about life at different points in our lives. And depending on our cirsumstances, we do the "wondering" in differnt ways and forms. Thanks, Devika.

It's great you added a new post to your site. I'm sure Pablo N. is glad about having additional company in the person of Soren K. About the dedication -- :)


Devika Jyothi said...

Oh so thanks for this kind response, Carlos, :)

And, yes about the "wondering" -- we do, but then at certain points we become sure about ourselves and always have a choice....that we don't hurt any other is what needs consideration in our words and me that has mostly been,


Isha Shiri said...


I was happy to have you following me. Your Blog is very interesting. You write beautifully

Kisses and Peace


Carlos Gesmundo said...

Thanks, Adelle.

Taty Cascada said...

Muy bello escrito, por suerte el traductor ayuda a que tus palabras lleguen a mi vida.
Un abrazo para ti.

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Taty, gracias por sus palabras buenas. Un abrazo para ti, tambien.

(I hope the above translation to Spanish by "Yahoo--Babel Fish" is correct. I am not fluent in Spanish. I only learned Spanish in school. And it was a long time ago.)

Isha Shiri said...

Hello Carlos!

I was happy to get the message of our Festival of Lights (Hanukkah)

are growing again
our heart
and our wings"...

His poetry is oceans of beauty and truth.

Greetings and Shalom to you
Adele - Isha Shiri*