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Pic: Baldo


A day like today, April 22

43 years ago

We said: “Yes, I want “

My beloved and I, in the Christ’ chapel

In the Cathedral of Burgos.

It was a clear day, in the morning

With the typical cold of Burgos

What the locals always say

Coming from the north

But that, for me, without a doubt

It was from the southeast; wind blowing

Between the south and the east.

A “Yes, I want” given, by the way

Accompanied before my father-in-law, her father

And her mother-in-law, my mother; the godparents

Before a family priest

Parish priest in PeĖaranda de Duero

Who was highly commented

Applauded and laughed

Because, as he has to read everything

By mistake he read the paper

From another married couple

Last Sunday in his parish.

She was called Belona SheAss

And he, Hugo of the Ass

What was very funny

When, this officiating priest from PeĖaranda

Announced the betrothal:

-Let's see, Hugoof the Ass:

Do you want Belona SheAss as a wife?

-Let's see Belona SheAss

Do you want Hugo of the Ass as your husband?

Causing a lot of laughter

And an "oh, I'm pissing!"

Among those attending the holy marriage.

After the usual family photos

Made by a good photographer

"Baldo Photos"

We went to celebrate

To the Auto Estaciones Restaurant

Of three forks no less

The best of the place back then.

It was one in the afternoon

When we celebrate our kiss

With varied, cold and hot appetizers

Trout to navarre

Roast lamb in its juice

With salad, as it should be

Accompanying it all

With red, white and champagne wines.

Afterwards, wedding cake and ice cream

Coffee, glass and cigar

And to finish

Entertaining the divine link

With a popular orchestra

What it meant for our pocket

Turned inside out

An amount in pesetas of:

69,600 for 116 covers

65 pesetas for a Cubalibre

250 pesetas for extra champagne

4,812 pesetas for cigars and cigars

3,000 pesetas for flowers and centers

Supplied by Flowers Pedro Sagredo

8,000 pesetas for livening up the dance

Which meant an amount of: 85,727 pts.

Leaving us shivering in our pockets

But very well eaten

And a very well done digestion

For being danced and sweated with great joy.

-The boyfriend is a tango dancer!

Said some.

-Yes, from so much dancing, he drips drops

Others said.

-Yes, I said to myself:

Champagne, Gin Tonic and Cubatas.

-Daniel de Culla


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Earth surprise us.

The news talking about

“the rapid melting of the snow

causing a landslide on an Alta slope

in northern Norway

taking away the houses that were on it”.

The land submerged them in the sea

as if they were paper boats

floating on the waters.

-This is not climate change

Dan says.

- It is the damage that the human being does

to our mother Earth

that she gives us back

for so much damage suffered daily.

-By the way, Linda says:

only the dog that cared for the complex of houses

was saved with a "Dogtooth violet"

in its mouth

and a pendant note that said:

"The end of the world lies inside Earth

And inside You Wo/Men”.

-I never thought i'd see this Beat-dog

Fuckin’-town againŃ

© Daniel de Culla


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Daniel de Culla is a writer, poet and photographer. He is a member of the Spanish Writers Association, Earthly Writers International Caucus, Poets of the World, (IA) International Authors, Surrealism Art, and other groups. He is director of the Gallo Tricolor Review and the Robespierre Review. He has participated in many festivals of poetry and of theater in Madrid, Burgos, Berlin, Minden, Hannover and Geneva.  He has exhibited in many galleries including Madrid, Burgos, London and Amsterdam. He moves between North Hollywood, Madrid and Burgos; e-mail: gallotricolor@yahoo.com