EL SECRETO QUE NO REVELARÈ/ Salomòn Borrasca


Si estuviera a mi lado no podrìa
repetirte las frases que marquè.
en las hojas cuarteadas de ese libro
en que se ha convertido mi pared.

Si leyeras las cosas que te escribo
en las cartas que nunca te enviarè
y en el diario que sirve de testigo
del secreto que no te revelè.

Si algùn dìa volvieras a mi lado,
sonreirìa sirvièndote un cafè,
y sabrìa el dolor disimularlo,
pues contarte el secreto para què...

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LA CARTA / Salomòn Borrasca


Escribèle una carta al ser que te ama tanto
y dime que me amas aunque no sea verdad.
Dime que soy culpable de que tu llores tanto
què importa en esta ausencia una mentira màs.

Escrìbeme una carta y dime en la posdata
si existe una manera para vivir sin tì,
si hay una receta para borrar de mi alma
la gloria que sembraste cuando llegaste a mì.

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OLOR A AUSENCIA / Salomòn Borrasca


Tengo miedo que un dìa al despertarme
no perciba a mi lado tu presencia
que las frases que dices al mimarme
en mi alcoba vacìa no se sientan.

Si se acaba el encanto de tu risa,
con que cada mañana me despiertas.
Dime amor yo como evitarìa
el tormento inevitable de tu a usencia.

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TE OLVIDARÈ / Salomòn Borrasca

Yo olvidarè tu amor sin reprocharte
el que tu amor tan solo me de penas,
como el soldado se olvida que lo esperan
como el gorriòn olvida ciertas tardes
yo olvidarè tu amor aunque me muera.

Yo olvidarè tu amor que fue tan puro
como las tardes de sol y de violetas.
Aunque padezca, pues tambièn me abrumo,
yo olvidarè tu amor sin odio alguno
con la grandeza del mejor poeta.

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ANTES QUE VOLVIERAS TU / Salomòn Borrasca


Hoy despuès de tantos años vienes a tocar mi puerta.
en la calle està lloviendo, lloraràs al descubrir
al tratar de darme un beso en mi piel algo reseca
que despuès de tanta espera aprendì a vivir sin tì.

Olvidarte no fue fàcil, te busquè con sufrimiento
en las hojas que caìan del frondoso aguagatal,
caminè tardes enteras por caminos polvorientos
sin temerle a la ventisca, al ciclòn ni al huracàn.

Varias noches de menguante estuve al pie de la ventana
esperàndo que entraràs por la puerta de bambù,
se volviò blanco mi pelo, la espera se prolongaba
y florearon los naranjos antes que volvieras tù.

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SULEIMAN / Salomòn Borrasca


Suleiman, de niña tenìas sueños de princesa,
mirabas el sol de los venados
y dibujabas mariposas,
sembraste muchos sueños en octubre
pero un engaño de amor lo destruyò todo.
Eres princesa
pero de el màs barato de los bares.
Tu belleza inocente se perdiò
en la maldita madrugada del viernes.
Suleiman, la vida es menos que un soplo,
un sueño futil que nos traiciona a todos.
Las esperanzas de agosto
siempre mueren en septiembre.
Suleiman, mariposa de lata
que en las noches vendes
el moho perverso de tus alas.

Salomòn Borrasca.





LA QUE INSPIRÒ MIS VERSOS / Salomòn Borrasca

Volveràn las noches de apacibles cielos
y vendrà el invierno despuès del estìo
pero nunca màs sobre el pecho mìo
dormirà la niña que inspirò mis versos.

En su breve sueño el errante ciego
verà un sol radiante sobre su camino,
pero nunca màs volverà conmigo
la preciosa niña que inspirò mis versos.

Volveràn las mirlas al tupido almendro,
tejeràn sus nidos bajo un sol cansado,
pero nunca màs volverà a mi lado
la preciosa niña que inspirò mis versos.

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ESAS MENTIRAS TUYAS

Me mientes cuando dices que me amas,
las caricias que me ofreces son fingidas,
se que mientes cuando afirmas que me estrañas
y los besos que me das son de mentiras.

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LA ESPOSA / Salomòn Borrasca

Dile amor a tu amante que la amas
y que cada que le llevas una rosa,
tu la cortas del huerto de esta esposa
a quien nunca le regalas ni una rama.

Se especial con tu amante que es tan buena,
no le faltes con detalles y con besos,
te ruego que la ames y la quieras
de esta forma tan profunda que te quiero.

Si algùn dìa te pide que me dejes
dile amor que soy sòlo una sombra,
que no pienso, que no opino y que me tienes
porque cuido en tu jardìn las mariposas.

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CUANDO YA NO ME QUIERAS / Salomòn
Borrasca


Cuando ya no me quieras y tu olvido me duela
y me enfrìe la espalda como sàbana frìa,
què me importa el perfume de la tarde que llega
o el recuerdo que dejas en mi cama vacìa.


Cuando ya no me quieras, què me importa la vida
què me importa el verano de la garza que vuela,
que si llueve de noche, si son largos los dìas
què me importa la vida cuando ya no me quieras.

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