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Written by Annabel Villar

Translated from the Spanish by the poet

Narrated by Kristine Doll


Messengers, the sea gulls on the coast

presage the storm as a winged oracle.

Dark, the plum clouds flatten over the sea

and impregnate and dominate it.

Salty, the ominous caws drill the waves

with foamed roaring.

Irate raindrops lash out on unguarded sand.

Sonorous, the liar seagulls trick the Nereids

with enraged dances.

And the blushing, fugitive Nymphs

sink forever in the deepest waters.


Annabel Villar hails from Montevideo, Uruguay. She is a poet and cultural activist who is a founding member Liceo Poetico de Benidorm; Associate Academic and Honorary Member American Academy of Modern Literature; Director of the “Azul” Poetry Collection and International Poetry Festival “Benidorm & Costa Blanca”;  and founding member of the Student Academy of Contemporary Art (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Chair No. 6 “Gabriela Mistral”). Her works include: Viaje al Sur del Sur (2015), Cantar la Vida (XVI Provincial Poetry Prize of Aspe, Alicante, 2015), Meditación (bilingual Spanish-English, 2017) and Claustrofobia & Vértigo  (bilingual Spanish-English, 2018).




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