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LES  BELLES
(Dedicated to Emily Dickinson and Dorothy
Parker, "Les Belles des Letres.")

As future poet laureate of the Americas
and
Belle of Bogotá
I have questions "entre nous"--
De mujer a mujer
or 
sister to sister,
as they say.

Would you today
become a blonde?
Would you as a woman
dress in "coctel noir" most elegant
and then--
Champagne glass to hand--
THROW yourself
Across the timps of a man
who makes you stay up all night,
Writing?

Would you drive a 'Vette?
Or stick with the sedate,
a serious sedan--
4 doors V-8 plus options?

Can your mind and heart still make you a poet
When your body dances cumbia
and your soul
Marries another culture?

So,
What does a Belle do
These days?

(NOTE: "Timps" means kettle drums, timpanies.)

(C) 1995 by Metta Anderson
All Rights Reserved



PEARLS AND DIAMONDS

Pearls --   black & White shots of César
            moments
            facets of his sculptured face
            and
            elegant hands

Diamonds -- the subject of the potos
            sparkling
            first one way
            then another
            winking
            moving
            the light is within
            and
            dazzles
            even in the dark.

(C) 1995 by Metta Anderson
All Rights Reserved




BELLEZA INFINITA

Veo en ti una belleza infinita
César
Que empieza en tu corazón de músico
and expands outward through your eyes
alert with interest and your mouth
in its quick expression

To your hands and their exquisite
uniiqueness which move out
into a space you have created
full of light

Full of sound. . .

I begin to know 
where the music
comes from.

(C) 1995 by Metta Anderson
All Rights Reserved



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