(a found poem)
Mi Dios, the creator of "the infinite plan",
What have I owed--para este mundo vacío?
What is left of my love, my "Eva Luna",
Is her "portrait in sepia"--es tan doloroso.
"Maya's notebook" is all I have of my child,
My poor "daughter of fortune"--mi vida perdida.
What remains of my baby, "Ines of my soul",
Is "the porcelain fat lady"--estoy muy triste.
Where shall I look for my love, my life, my soul?
I have searched the "forest of the pygmies",
I have scoured the "city of the beasts",
I have been to the "kingdom of the golden dragon",
I have dived into "the island beneath the sea".
Nada! nada! nada! nada! ni siquiera una cosa.
Mi casa de los ecos, "the house of the spirits",
Is "Of love and shadows", los silencios de dolor.
Hi, Spanish-speaking peeps. Please correct my Spanish. I used Online translator. I don't speak Spanish even a little. Oh, by the way, those in quotation marks are the titles of Allende's novels. I think there's something anthropological in literary titles. They say about an author's world that includes society, culture, philosophy, history, etc. Thank you.