Sunday, November 19, 2017

Mi barrita querida… de Hugo Becerra


Mi Barrita querida,
Tu que me has visto crecer,
Enfermar, sangrar, llorar y reir.

Que me diste una nueva familia,
Muchos amores, muchos amigos,
Y inspiracion para mis canciones,
Que me abriste las puertas a otros paises a otras culturas.

Que año con año en cada temporada
Me enseñas algo que me hace madurar
En mi persona como en mi musica.

Nunca dejes de sorprenderme
Ni de aclarar mi mente cuando mas saturada
Esta con la inmensidad de tu mar azul y turquesa
Y de tu cielo multi color.

Que me dan respiros y recordatorios
De que los problemas cotidianos son insignificantes…
Y la vida se vive hoy
Lo mas feliz que se pueda con lo que se tiene.

Salud mi Barrita de Navidad.


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My Dear Little Barra…

My dear little Barra,
You’ve seen me grow,
Fall ill, bleed, cry and, laugh.

You gave me a new family,
Many loves and many friends. You inspire me to write songs,
That open doors to other countries and other cultures.

Every year and every season
You teach me something
That helps me to grow as a person
And musically as well.

You never cease to amaze me
Or to clear my mind
As I am mesmerized 
By the magnificence of your blue and turquoise waters
And of your brilliant sunsets.

I catch my breath
And am reminded of the fact
That our daily problems are trivial in comparison.
And that the life you live today
Can be as happy as you want it to be
With what you already have.

Cheers to you, my dear little Barra de Navidad.


— Hugo Becerra Dominguez


Hugo Becerra Dominguez is an electrifying guitarist, on his own and with Los Lavalamps, who divides his time between his native Guadalajara and Barra de Navidad. Mi barrita querida… first appeared in Last Call: Poems, Stories and Art from the Costalegre.