Bosque La Primavera

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Primavera Forest / Bosque La Primavera

 

 

This forest holds my heart

Este bosque sostiene mi corazón

 

Rio Caliente shimmers below us

a waterfall tumble with clouds of heat

 

we climb  and scramble carefully

over rocks as we cross the heated mist

 

sharp scent of pine and mesquite crackle

under our feet as the sun warms the hillside

 

below us the convent is tucked into a curve

of river where women come to heal

 

they are washed by the river

it arrives in their innermost places as the nun

 

muy vieja brings vegetables herbs and prayer

The nun will look into your eyes to consider

 

your chances and her resources

Este bosque sostiene mi corazón

 

This river flows through my heart

 

                                     Muy Vieja -very old       Rio Caliente– Hot River

 

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About elainereardon

Poet, writer, gardener, herbalist, pottery, painting—bumping into magic, peeking around new corners.
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