Ann Turley – Country – Literature
“The mouse gazes at you in ecstasy the spider does not dare to descend another millimeter on the earth the coffee is a blue spectrum on the burner ready to disappear forever
oh yes my dear it is seven in the morning get up girl pick up your hair in the photograph discover your forehead your smile smile next to the child who looks like you
oh yes you do as you can and you are identical to the happiness that never grows old
stay still there in that paradise next to the child who looks like you it is seven in the morning it is the perfect time to start dreaming the coffee will be eternal and the eternal sun if you do not move
if you don’t wake up if you don’t turn the page in your little kitchen in front of the window.”
Blanca Varela, Peruvian poet August 10, 1926 – March 12, 2009
Her poems are surrealist in the way that they try to express the world in an innocent way from the inner space’s point of view, yet they cannot prevent cruelty from coming into them from the outside world.
The detail photos include some of the imagery from Varela’s poem – the mouse, coffee pot, spider and time of day.