Bil-Vi

by María Olaondo (jump to English version)

Aquí en la oscuridad hallo al fin luz. Guiada por la luz blanca de la luna recorro los caminos de mi imaginación. Sobrevuelo la ciudad y dirijo mi vuelo a la parte vieja. Raíles, chimeneas y paredes vestidas de grafitis. Como un águila, trazo círculos alrededor del entramado de calles, desciendo rápidamente y me poso sobre uno de los tejados rojizos. Apoyada sobre sus tejas, recojo mis alas y observo. ¿Qué tiene esta ribera? ¿Estas casas con miradores de madera que se alzan sobre calles empedradas que hacen que este lugar sea tan especial? Estas calles que viven de noche mientras el resto de la ciudad yace dormida. Lugar de evasión…refugio del dolor.

En el muelle de la ribera, entre mantas y sacos de dormir, dos personas se preparan para subir una montaña. Con dulzura él remanga la camisa de ella y se detiene para escoger la ruta que le llevará a la cima. Por aquí… ya ha comenzado el ascenso. Él prepara su mochila y se dispone a iniciar su escalada. Ya está en marcha. Cogidos de la mano han alcanzado un nuevo pico. Ambos se reclinan ya en el otro lado.

 

English version:

Bil-Vi

Here at dusk, I find some brightness at last. Guided by the white light of the moon, I walk the paths of my imagination. I soar over the city and direct my flight to the old part. Railway lines, chimneys and graffiti dressed walls. Like an eagle, I form circles around the framework of narrow and meaningful streets. I descend rapidly and land on a red-tiled roof. Holding on to it, I fold my wings and observe. What does this riverside contain? These houses with wooden galleries hanging over cobbled streets that make this place so special. These streets that live by night while the rest of the city lies asleep. A place of evasion…a shelter from pain.

In one of the docks of the riverside, among blankets and sleeping bags, two lovers prepare themselves to climb a mountain. With sweetness, he rolls up the sleeve of her shirt in search of the vein that will lead her to the summit. Here… her ascent has begun. He prepares his backpack and sets about initiating his climb. He is now on his way… Holding hands they have reached a new peak. They both lie back on the other side.

 


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