Una orquídea para recordar


Puse mi amor en tus manos equivocadas,
no había nada que pudiera hacer,
estaba ciego y estaba sordo,
triste e inocente,
solitario y tonto

La salvación que yo vi en ti
no era nada más que una vieja herida
Todas esas mentiras que necesitaba escuchar
me hicieron creer que realmente éramos dos

Pero ahora veo en lo más oscuro de mí
una terca luz brillante
que no viene de ti,
mi bella alma
aún en la batalla
me habla amablemente
y me dice la verdad:

«Sigue siendo honesto
y compartiendo tu corazón
sigue soñando y escribiendo
tus poemas y canciones
tal vez un día, largo tiempo bajo la hierba,
ella te traerá una orquídea
y recordará su amor».

El Matallana

An orchid to remember


I put my love in your wrong hands,
there was nothing I could do,
I was blind
and I was deaf,
sad and naïve,
lonely and fool

The salvation I saw in you
was nothing but an old wound
All those lies I needed to hear
make me believe we really were two

But now I see in the darkest of me
a stubborn bright light
not coming from you
my beautiful soul
still in the fight
talks to me kindly
and tells me the truth:

«Keep being honest
and sharing your heart
keep dreaming and writing
your poems and songs
maybe one day, long under the grass,
she’ll bring you one orchid
and remember her love».

El Matallana

Calm and delight



Feel the wind again

and the sun shining from the stone

Wild flowers dance like a pendulum

The space is wide and open

Freedom and life are nothing but few instants


We are far away from what we seem to be

yet closer to ourselves

and together

sharing silence

silent dreams

a smile invisible on our faces

dancing unpretentiously in our hearts

like these daisies

forget me nots

and poppies

swaying in our joyful distraction


puppies move their tails

you twirl your hair round your finger

my nose rests on your temples

and something warm swirls up inside

like dust swirls in the air, light,

perhaps this is the happiness they strive for

or maybe something else, pure, delight,

for us and for now

nameless and ephemeral

lonely and calm


El Matallana