Tonight is a night of feast
for those confined
early morn and the wind
these stealthy destroyers
bring us a happiness
of beaches and colors.
The early morn and the wind
all, speak of liberty.
They filter through the jail bars
destroy the locks
and bring on that murmur
an hurricane of crowds
storm of the people of a country
screams that create songs
and reach us profoundly
from faraway Cumaná.
Jail, then, scared queries
“why does the song
of those thousands of beings resound”?
and the early morn and the wind
respond in unison:
they plead that you vanish away
that you open your doors and windows
that you cease existing
that no prisoners ever exist.
Then, without waking anyone
i sing a Malagueña
faraway you can hear the cuatro
its strings hit a gallop
by the shore of the Manzanares…
Diego Salazar Luongo
Cumaná: is a coast city on the east of Venezuela.
Malagueña: also called Malagueña it´s a song and dance.
Cuatro: is a small four-stringed guitar, typically played in the plains of Venezuela, and the Andean regions
Manzanares: river in Venezuela.