9 januari 2018

Solo palabras - Just words

Farewell-bird is crying. 
'Farewell', he sobs.
'With that word 
I always bring tears. 
To say goodbye 
and break up, 
it gives a big knot of pain 
in your tummy.'

Never more-bird 
comes floating in.
'What I have to say, 
is worse: Never more. 
I never come back,
never again.'
He swallows
and says in a harsh voice: 
'Never more 
is a terrible thing. 
It’s like a lump that sticks 
in your throat.'

'The word Regret
is far worse',
shrieks Regret-bird. 
'When you regret something,
you wish you
had acted differently, 
but you can not
alter this anymore. 
Regrets bash and clash
inside your head.'

When darkness falls 
they hear someone 
sing a sad song. 
It is the Missing-bird. 
'To miss
is the worst word. 
When you miss, 
you don’t feel your tummy, 
your throat or your head. 
You don’t feel anything. 
Just emptiness.'

'Dear friends, 
your words are just words',
says Love-bird. 
'All that sadness 
is caused by me, 
by Love.  
Without love, 
it doesn’t hurt 
when someone leaves. 
You just say 'Bye bye'.
But if you love, 
then parting is painful.
In your tummy, 
in your throat 
and your head, 
but most of all 
there is pain in your heart.' 
story: Roberto Marín

Every ending 
is a new beginning
addition by Hedwig

3 opmerkingen:

  1. I AM IN AWE!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE STORY - BOTH IN WORDS AND IMAGE! It's so wise... And so moving...
    My dear friends, my heart is full of love, my soul is singing... I am more than happy that I know you!
    Please, oh, please, do make a book together in 2018!!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Hey! Hedwig! I see that you made a beautiful illustrated tale from the simple reflection that I wrote about the meaning of some words, there is no doubt who is the artist here :) You reacted making a work of art from a basic idea, like the sculptor when take a stone and find into it a beautiful figure. Congratulations! Is not a wrong idea what Rossi say! Lets make one and more books.. just we need to find the editor ha ha!