Barcelona by Lisa Basile (English Poem About Barcelona)

Barcelona
by Lisa Basile

Lisa Marie Basile

I
I am walking to Montjuic
with midnight in my hand.
I expect she will kiss me
long after the flamenco
dancers leave.

II
The sky runs away
from something up there
in Barcelona. I watch the clouds
and wonder who is their enemy.

III
I leave two euros and a lock
of my hair in a ditch
on the playa. This is my tomb,
no doubt I will be dead
when I leave this country.

IV
I watch the castle sitting
like a humming mother
from a window on
Saragossa.
She makes eyes
at me.

V
I write my name
on the wall of a dollhouse
when the lightning strikes.
This is the way we stay alive.

VI
I touch the head of a gargoyle
and a black bird lands beside
my fingers. He admires
my bone structure, and I
offer him bread. He will be
at my bedside until there is
no bedside, no sand or sea.

Vocabulary
To Run Away = Escaparse
A Ditch = Una Cuneta
Lightening = Relámpago
Gargoyle = Gárgola

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