Remember that starry night kissing the bending sky? We made it all the way to Mexico. A thousand miles later we hit the border swinging on a breeze heading straight for the coast. It was there you taught me the impossibility of Brazilian R’s and later we read Neruda’s Caballero Solo just for practice.

We were leaving each other more and more and there was no way to hold you back. Your soul was bound to die and mine to watch. Years later I found you stretched out in your messed up sheets your eyes starring into a distant galaxy.

86 thoughts on “Brazilian R’s

  1. Ah, I’ve never breezed to Mexico on a slick new Harley. (such beauty)

    Your vintage Norton 900 was the gf ride in those days. My fringed jacket whipping in the wind as we sped by the hangout, was the fashionista envy.
    long gone

    OH it was smaller, but that Triumph 550 kept up.
    Crazy, but too bad you spent most of your time keeping it up.
    We could have been more than lovers.

    xoxo

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    1. Surprisingly Triumph’s are in now where they were lagging way down the line in popularity in the states. Harley’s have begun to lose their edge , perhaps it’s the very cult that drew Americans to the Big Dog that has become a turnoff. Lovely words dahling. Love you to pieces!

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  2. I love the words and the flow. I love Mexico and the bending sky. In a different life I had a Triumph Trophy 650 and a near death experience. Leaves me with a feeling of sadness.

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      1. That was a long time ago – 50 years? More recently I had a Vespa 150 scooter for a few years just for fun! Now I have my mountain bike, love the air rushing by my face

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        1. Mountain Bikes are awesome! My friend has one and not only does she get the fresh air snd outdoor beauty but stays in great physical shape. Have fun out there !

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          1. Oh, definitely, it’s so wonderful to get out in nature, right now especially! Everything is in bloom here , getting outdoors is amazing. The forests are evergreen here but we are flat land still one can find beauty that is breathtaking out there.

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  3. What a story told in so few words. Beautifully done. Beauty and tragedy and love and wistfulness and James Taylor. Perfection.

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          1. Great! Here too, the weather is beautiful, mid sixties, warm and sunny. And since we valencianos live to be outside, we’ve sidewalk bars, restaurants and cafes everywhere, they are all full, to the max, but with proper social distancing and everyone is wearing their mask, except when they sip their gin-tonic… 😀👍🌹

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          2. Who could ask for more? It’s in the eighties here. Midday. Staying close to the air conditioning. All mandates have been lifted here, But most people are wearing their mask and keeping distance. Cheers 🍸🍸

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  4. An entire book…a bloody good book, at that…in just two paragraphs and James Taylor singing gentle praises in the background, all defines the sheer quality of your writings, young Holly. As ever, regards, The Old Fool

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          1. Rene, I need to talk to you about something. Can I send you an email? You can leave your email address on one of my posts ( I will not approve it as a comment) or contact me via my contact page on my blog.
            Thank you
            xoxo

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  5. Love this. You can bring fire and rain anytime you like. I’d definitely be someone lying in messed up sheets staring two galaxies past the last one.

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      1. Your poetry resonates with me in a perfect harmony. I’m always happy to offer a smile and laughter. I often catch myself sprawled across the bed in a cat like twisted arrangement lost in exploration of solving conventional problems in non-conventional ways. It always leads to some intercranial adventure in a Calvin and Hobbes aesthetic.

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  6. A belated Happy Mother’s day meine liebe freundin. Enschuldigung. In the Us it was on Sunday. here it was on MOnday. And I’ve been running like a madman. I hope you had a lovely Sunday.
    (I read somewhere that you bike? I’d probably forgotten that. Do you know Harleyte’s blog? She’s French and is a big Bike fan.
    Have a great rest of the week. Coeur de feu. Tschüß

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    1. Danke dear Freund. Ich hatte einen guten Muttertag.
      vielen Dank für die Wünsche. Ich muss Harleyte besuchen, ich bin ein großer Motorradfan, den Sie kennen. muss Equinox sehr bald besuchen!

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      1. Glad you did. Is your son back home on off-line learning or has his college reopened?
        I was surprised I understood all you said, but for one word: “bald”. I think I knew it but forgot. Take care Holly.

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        1. Ha! Bald? My son has continued to do his internship. We’re all vaccinated now. Anyone who had the opportunity to get the vaccine, please get it.
          Don’t want to see anyone in the ICU. Sending hugs 🤗
          Coureur de feuer

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          1. I can imagine the ICU must be devastating. So many people on their tummy for weeks. And many still don’t make it. Our daughter gets a week COVID once every 2-3 weeks. She ends up exhausted, physically and emotionally. So much pain.
            Hugs back

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          2. it’s emotionally exhausting esp when the vaccine is out there for ever now , there and people are dying needlessly here in the states. Most Trump sycophants who won’t wear a mask. My ex mother in law passed of Covid after 6 week on a ventilator … it’s on Trump and Fox Media And the big lie the Reps are pushing. Yes, I’m angry.

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          3. I can imagine your being angry. Faced with the misery every day, a lot of it out of sheer stupidity. And 6 weeks on a ventilator is an ordeal. For the family, for the staff. And the Reps still haven’t learnt anything, right? At least, I am relieved: we are rid of daily news about the Tramp’s rambling. Facebook and Twitter deserve the Medal of Congress! 😉

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          4. Seriously it is a relief. It also sends a signal of hope to the rest of the world: no matter what we are not condemned to keep a moron forever. They can be kicked out. And it seems to me Biden has put together a great team and they’re all doing a good job. 👍

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