Pensando en Nicaragua y en la poesía del Compañero Ernesto

foto de lago nicaraguaErnesto Cardenal, revolutionary Nicaraguan Catholic priest & poet, theoretician and practitioner of liberation theology lives his beliefs of building a new world where poor people have a say and are heard.  He is an inspiration, that as a priest, he could dare to dream and live what many people think revolutionary Jesus, aka, a political prisoner killed by the occupiers of Palestine, signified.

Ernesto is into building collectively.  He is humble but unmoving in his support of the people of Nicaragua and their revolution, the one the yankees tried so so hard to destroy, and the machitos eroded from within. And he did not bend to that fascist CIA pope.

Sadly, the islands of Solentiname where he built a peasant community before his time in the Sandinista government, might be soon destroyed by the canal that a gazillionaire from China plans to build dissecting Lake Nicaragua.  Surely, being the second poorest country in the Americas and the Caribbean warrants some kind of development, but even leftists in power also get it all wrong about sustainability issues for jangles in their bolchillos.

Ernesto Cardenal, cura catolico revolutionario nicaragüense, poeta vive sus creencias al construir un mundo donde gente pobre puede hablar y son escuchadas.  Es una inspiración, que como cura, el se atreve a soñar y vivir lo que mucha gente ve como la vida revolucionaria de Jesús, quien fue un preso político matado por quienes ocupaban a Palestina, significaba.

Ernesto contruye de manera colectiva.  Es humilde pero no se rinde en su apoyo al lado del pueblo nicaragüense y su revolución, la cual los yankees trataron tan, tan duro de destruir, y los machitos derrumbaron desde adentro.  Y no se doblo frente al papa fascista de la CIA.

Con mucha lastima, parece que las islas de Solentiname, donde constuyo una comunidad campesina antes de su tiempo en el gobierno Sandinista, pueden ser destruidas por el canal de un riquísisimo de la China y sus planes de cortar por medio al Lago Nicaragua.  De veras, siendo el segundo pais más pobre de las Américas y del Caribe merece algún tipo de desarrollo, pero los de la izquierda en el poder tampoco entienden asuntos sostenibles en cambio de sus pockets con ruido de unas cuantas monedas.

It is clear to me that Ernesto Cardenal gets it, one of his poems for you/Para mi es claro que Ernesto Cardenal  lo entiende, uno de sus poemas pa ti –

Las Loras

Mi amigo Michel es responsable militar en Somoto.

allá por la frontera con Honduras,

y me contó que descubrió un contrabando de loras

que iban a ser exportadas a EE. UU.

para que allí aprendieran a hablar inglés.

Eran 186 loras, y ya habian muerto 47 en sus jaulas.

Y él las regresó al lugar de donde las habían traído.

y cuando el camión estaba llegando a un lugar

que laman Los Llanos

cerea de las montañas de donde eran esas loras

(las montañas se veían grandes

detrás de esos llanos)

las loras comenzaron a agitarse y a batir sus alas

y a apretujarse contra las paredes de sus jaulas.

Y cuando les abrieron las jaulas

todas volaron como flechas en la misma dirección

a sus montañas.

Eso mismo hizo la Revolución con nosotros, pienso yo;

nos sacó de las jaulas

en las que nos llevaban a hablar inglés.

Nos devolvió la patria de la que nos habían arrancado.

 

Los compas verdes como loras

dieron a las loras sus montañas verdes.

Pero hubo 47 que murieron.

 

My friend Michel is the military leader in Somoto,

there near the border with Honduras,

and he told me he discovered a contraband shipment of parrots

set for export to the U.S.

so that there they could learn to speak English.

There were 186 parrots, and 47 had already died in their cages.

And he sent them back where they’d come from,

and when the truck reached a place

they call The Plains

near the mountain homes of these parrots

(the mountains looked huge

rising from these plains)

the parrots began to stir and bent their wings

and jammed themselves against against their cage walls.

And when the cages were opened

they all flew out like arrows in the same direction

toward their mountains.

This is the same thing, I think, that the Revolution did to us:

it took us out of the cages

in which they’d carried us off to speak English.

It returned to us the homeland from which they’d uprooted us.

 

The soldiers green like parrots

gave the parrots their green mountains.

But there were 47 who died.

 

Source:  Espada, Martín (ed.).  2000.  Poetry Like Bread  Poets of the Political Imagination from Curbstone Press.  Williamantic, CT:  Curbstone Press.

Con amor revolutionario a las compañeras Sandinistas y a todes quienes luchan por un mundo libre!  ¡Que vivan!

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/01/nicaraguan-poet-and-priest-ernesto-cardenal-laments-betrayal-of-sandinista-revolution/

¡Y a Somoza le dieron con bazuca en Paraguay!  Asi se cobra a los dictadores entrenados por los gringos – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9G7u89M5bk

 

 

 

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