RODRIGO VILLEGAS – THE MAN, THE POET

CARL JUNG
 
HIS LIFE DEVOTED TO WHERE TRUTH MIGHT LIE.
AS PHYSICIAN FORE SOULS IN TORMENT
HE SORT THE REAL IN MAD MENS EYES
HE DECENDED THROUGHT THE NARROWS
DOWN MANDALAS DEEP
HE SAW THE LIGHT
OF DAZZLED SYMMETRY
AND ALL ABOUT AROSE
THE SAGES OF THE WORLD
 
WHAT HAUNTS THE VERY HEART
MUST BE PERCEIVED AND GONE BEYOND
THROUGH TIME
THROUGH SPACE
TO HARMONY
AND SO BE FREE OF HARM
AND RIDE THE BOUNDLESS SEA AGAIN
TOWARD JOY AND WISE SERENITY 
 
           RODRIGO  VILLEGAS

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WHAT IS MY NAME?

 

I am legend in this legendary world

I exist for those who believe in me

And survive through those who deny me

In their mirrored eyes I remain forever

Unreflected

My cape of night swirls out and covers all

As the fist hint of dawn appears

I recede into the shadows

For I can only sleep before the light of day

I possess the power of twenty men

And the accumulated cunning of four centuries

 

I know of the illusions which make up your brief lives

Your passing is my coming to be

Your blood, my strength

When those who know confront me

I seek for their destruction

If they be formidable

I withdraw to sleep deep in my hidden cavern

There to arise once more

As from out of the mist

Beyond the tombs

While darkness calls unvanquished

From a distant place

Beyond your rage in time

 

Rodrigo Villegas

 

         -THE COMING-               
 
DEATH FOLLOWS EVERYWHERE
I WARD IT OFF WITH DRINK
WITH HAPPY PILLS, WITH PRAYER
SWEET FOR LIFE ETERNAL
DEATH ASKS; 
                 AND YOUR PARTING SIDE?
                 MY PARTING SIDE OF WHAT? I SAID
                 THE PART YOUR LIVING NOW,HE SAID
                  DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU, I SAID
                  OH, YOU THINK IT NOT! HE SAID
                  JUST WAIT AND WAIT AND WAIT AGAIN
                  TILL WHEN I SAY, NOW GIVE IT HERE
                  AND THEN I DRAW IT ALL AWAY  
                  YOU WILL RETURN               
                  BUT YOU WILL NEVER RETURN, HE SAID.
                                DEATHWATCH
                                                                
                                                       RODRIGO VILLEGAS