Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Julio Valdez

The title of my exhibition makes reference to the second line of the popular poem about the Dominican Republic "There is a Country in the World," by Pedro Mir.


There is a country in the world
right in the sun's path.
A native of the night.

in an improbable archipelago
of sugar and alcohol.
Simply light,
like a bat's wing
leaning on the breeze.

Simply bright,
like the trace of a kiss on an elderly maiden
or daylight on the roof tiles.

Simply fruitful. Fluvial. And material.
And yet simply torrid, abused and kicked
like a young girl's hips.

Simply sad and oppressed.
Sincerely wild and uninhabited...

--Pedro Mir

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