duets with other poets – erikca fuego

this new bethlehem

(to our sister of the sacred packe, Erika Fuego)


“…and we hear clouds amidst snowflakes falling..”

-dafree whitewolfve


we kunnen zeggen dit vele manieren

we can say this many ways

nous pouvons dire cela plusieurs façons


i look at you and i see you not seeing


but just now i would like  to say it this way

mais tout à l’heure je voudrais le dire de cette faço

maar net nu ik zou willen zeggen dat het deze manie


gods and goddesses brother and sisters


juste vous et seulement vous qui êtes beauté

om gewoon u en alleen u die schoonheid

to just you and only you who are beauty


you look at me and you see me seeing beauty


en fait le lecteur de ces mots secrets vous êtes

in feite bent u als de lezer van deze geheime woorden

in fact you as the reader of these secret words are


brother and sisters gods and goddesses


if you are not that balsamic vinegar

bent u niet dat balsamico azijn

si vous n’êtes pas ce vinaigre balsamique


having eyes looking into yours not seeing beauty


then we are not this extra virgin olive oil

ensuite nous ne sommes pas cette huile d’olive extra vierge

dan zijn we niet deze extra vergine olijfolie


gods are brothers sisters are goddesses


but together we are nothing if not this new bethlehem

maar samen zijn we niets als niet dit nieuwe amsterdam

mais ensemble nous sommes rien si elle n’est pas la nouvelle jérusalem


brothers are gods are goddesses are sisters when

looking deeply we find beauty kissing our lips



chrétien marc valentin

(© 08 juli 2014)

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