“THE MEDICAL VERSES (Part 1)” by Francisco Bravo Cabrera

         ………listening to Paganini
The day approaches, the night has gone,
and the light of all those suns is climbing the peaks of the far mountains.
Who will pick up the darkness,
fold it like a blanket
and lay it at the foot of the bed?
Where have those hours gone? Where has the laughter gone
now the light of all those suns is climbing the peaks of the far off mountains?
Who has scared away our sing-songs,
scattered our verses?
The shadows are walking slowly back to bed.
The echoes slip beneath the stones atop the earth,
to linger where the light of all those suns has never reached.
Footsteps follow the pilgrims as they walk
back to their hymns, incense and masses.
Back to the mossy trail that leads to ragged peaks.
We’ll have to climb those peaks to find the place
to unfold the darkness,
to find our time,
congeal the sadness,
and see more peaks on the horizon.
Can’t you see we need release from all this madness?
The day approaches,
the nightingales have flown.
the larks are singing
and the bed is still undone.
I must have dreamed of coming home
because I never left...
All sickness ends with cures miraculous
three seconds before we die,
and the soul is healed,
though the eyes have closed.
The pact is sealed.
Copyright © Francisco Bravo Cabrera on the 11th of April 2023, in Valencia, Spain, All Rights Reserved

Francisco graduated from Florida International University (FIU) and began his career in the arts in Miami, Florida by opening his studio/gallery Omnia Caelum Studios Miami in 2003. His first professional exhibition was at PG Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey. From there he exhibited in Spain, New York and Florida, therefore he has exhibited professionally in North America, Europe and Asia. His paintings and drawings are in private collections all over the world. His work represents the results of his artistic quest to develop, without the need of a “style”, but with the need to communicate and to transmit a message of power and light to all. Now he operates his studio/gallery in Spain, renaming it Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia.

Featured Image: original digital art © Francisco Bravo Cabrera, All Rights Reserved

Editor: Barbara Harris Leonhard 


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  1. michnavs dice:

    This is a very intriguin piece Francisco with lots of beautiful metaphors and not to mention the brilliant imagery as well.

    Your last verse is just perfect❤️

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    1. Thank you so much Mich!

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  2. Very beautiful, Francisco!

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    1. Thank you so much Dawn!

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  3. Meelosmom dice:

    Francisco your stunning words and art create a powerful presentation. Thank you for sharing your creations with us!

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    1. Thank you Barbara. For me it is always quite a pleasure. All the best.

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      1. Meelosmom dice:

        All the best, Francisco!

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      2. 🌹🙏🏻🌹

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  4. jonicaggiano dice:

    Francisco this is so beautiful. Your phrases are absolutely stunning as are your choices of subjects in this piece. The painting is an incredible piece. What a brilliantly written poem that touches the very heart of all of us. The painting is especially bold and creative. Just BRAVO, honestly I don’t know how else to describe this combination of works!

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