Poems By Rodrigo Villegas
Observations in Verse by Traveler Rodrigo Villegas
Comes dawn on a slow bell
A play of lights along the shore
For those returning from the night
Or beginning another day

A yawning seabreeze on our backs
We steam along the narrows of the darkness
We steal past the silent Spanish fort
The mountains dull yet haunting
Sweep high from the great bay

Sunrise in a surprise of gold and silver
The hills take on their splendid wraps of green
Strange birds streak the distance
I listen for the sounds of the port city.

Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.
Tourist in Mexico

Mexican days can enchant her
Everywhere flowers are flowing

Richness of color has touched her
Intricate prose has entwined her

Nothing can hold back her glowing
Driving from out of the rain
While the moon sails upright.
Tourists In Mexico

Their skins creased by a hostile sun
Phased out the last remnant of glamour

They became as last years New York Times
Or like abandoned department stores

The native women, saved by the passion in their eyes
dissolved onto quiet cathedrals.
Volcano, One

Cheeky old volcano
You rocked my quiet cradle
You turned the joy of dreaming
Into a dream unstable


Volcano, Two

From your high moldy green
The flash of some madness seen.
Showers In The Park

Came rain
Like a furious business
Tappy tap tap, overhead
The lion of substance
Roared in the distance
To this hiss of the god snake
Rain

A walk in the park
Whispers in the dark
The cry of the lark
In the morning.
Text Copyright Rodrigo Villegas
The Surfer And The Sea

Gathering green towers
Curving to their end

Spinning the whitehead flowers
Tumbling the seven story men.
And the winds through the trees uttered German.
Rodrigo Villegas Page Two
ENGLAND IN MAY

To be in England
Is to have fingertips
Cold most of the time

The most beautific shades of green
Upon green, upon green, upon blue
Fingertips some of the time

To be in England
Is to know the practicality of its women
disolved into the most imagined intimacies

To be in England
Is to be in England
Is to be in England
In the springtime

Rodrigo Villegas
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