Monday, April 25, 2016

NaPoWriMo # 40

Don’t blame yourself

or build paradise out of your faults and miseries,
don’t ask your tired nerves for a halo erected out of truth,
or demand the unexpected serenity of a vision.
Please, try to understand, the world
couldn’t care less. Don’t mislead or deceive or fight
or turn tomorrow into an opportunity.
Don’t plan equilibrium and reason for yourself
—always a good shadow. Pay attention to your obsession
with the imaginary moon, silver-plate your phantom’s song.
Any day’s a good beginning.
An hour can be agreed upon.
Don’t hurry, it’s like a scuba-diver
groping the waters of the sea.
Without fear but with the passing grace
of a man who has never known
to where he is going.

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  1. and I still haven't found what I'm looking for


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Sergio A. Ortiz is a Puerto Rican poet and the founding editor of Undertow Tanka Review. He is a two-time Pushcart nominee, a four-time Best of the Web nominee, and 2016 Best of the Net nominee. 2nd place in the 2016 Ramón Ataz annual poetry competition, sponsored by Alaire Publishing House. He is currently working on his first full-length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sergio A. Ortiz es poeta puertorriqueño que escribe en inglés y español. Actualmente trabaja en su primera colección de poesía, Elephant Graveyard, Cementerio de Elefantes. Ha sido nominado al premio Pushcart en dos ocasiones, al Best of the Web en cuatro ocasiones, y al Best of the Net, 2016. 2do lugar Premio Ramón Ataz de Poesía, 2016. Sus poemas han aparecido, o están por aparecer, en revistas literarias como: Letralía, Chachala Review, The Accentos Review, Resonancias, por mencionar algunos.