My father told me/A mí me dijo mi papá…

My father told me
A mí me dijo mi papá
That before I arrived here
Antes que yo llegué aquí
I resided
Yo vivía
as a sparkle in
his eye
como una chispa
en su ojo


3 responses to “My father told me/A mí me dijo mi papá…

  1. My Dad responded to my poem by writing a poem of his own:

    “Cuando tenía dieciséis
    Llegaste a mí
    antes de que nacieras
    en un sueño
    pelo oscuro y rizado
    ojos chispeantes
    pero con una tristeza seria
    En tu voz
    proclamaste tu nombre
    Escuché poder en eso

    Toqué la piel embarazada enseñada
    tus pequeñas manos tocadas
    a través del útero de tu madre
    “yo te conocí
    antes de nacer
    en un sueño”

    “Lo sé,
    Fui yo
    eso vino a ti “

  2. What a beautiful father/daughter connection. Thank you, Emily’s dad, for bringing her into this world. She does indeed have the joyful sparkling eyes that are also able to face the world’s darker parts.
    I’m so lucky to have you as a friend and colleague, Emily. Thank you for writing and sharing with us. Abrazos.

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