When I fly… (a poem)

I was recently challenged to write a poem about the floor of a gallery that is being remodelled. Everything here is taken from things written by children on a giant painting of a purple butterfly (or moth). Except for checking the meanings in Google Translate so I could put things in a ‘proper’ order, I have made no changes to the original text (other than any mistakes in copying, that is)…

Todo es posible

Soy yo
Soy yo
Soy yo

Extiendo mis alas soy libre

Volar como
el águila
sin miedo

Donde hay amor
hay vida

Vuela

Sí es posible
hacer realidad
un anhelo

Libero
mis miedos
y aumento 
mi creatividad

Cuando baile
yo vuelo
con o sin alas
siempre aventurera
y soñadora

I think of you
I am happy

(1 July 2019)

(Update, 27 July 2019: A couple of small fixes, thanks to my friend Silvia, who actually speaks the language.)


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