Pablito was a fellow poetry blogger who showed up on my blog in 2007 and called me his muse. He gave me small writing challenges I used as exercise. I didn’t know much about Pablito, but believe he was a literature student… had to be. While I was someone writing to vent with a limited vocabulary, the keyboard smiled at him pouring with imagery, words, assertiveness. I labeled his poetry and prose chaotic, risqué and provocative (all three great attributes from my point of view).

La raíz que te habita. Photo por el biólogo Francisco Alba Suriel. Planta El ratón Mickey (Ochna kirkii)

La raíz que te habita. Photo por el biólogo Francisco Alba Suriel. Planta El ratón Mickey (Ochna kirkii)

One day, Pablito disappeared never to be heard from again… but not before leaving me this wonderful gift:

LA RAIZ QUE TE HABITA

Vuelves al grito que te libera
deseo y afán
y crees y vives
tocas la lluvia el trigo
la raíz de los almendros
ves el ojo demente del crepúsculo
el gorrión que desgarra
la vieja piel del alba
y contigo gira el mundo
totalmente desnudo bajo las piedras
regresas de los muertos
y vuelves a la vida
y risa y canto
y libertad te sientes

(This poem is for you, my chaotic and beautiful friend)

By Paul Knopfler – 2007

Wherever you are Pablito, smiles to you. Hope you found a new muse.

La raiz que te habita.