The roses end of the Roland poet Luisa Pastor published by Malaria Ediciones in its Aledo collection, is a solid first collection of poems. Luisa’s poetry is not banal, she cares for each word in depth and form. Luisa already announces it with an enlightening first poem: I do not sing to the rose with an upright waist, / to its smooth petals, of vibrant color. / Today’s flower. / It is the fainted flower that amazes me, / its decline. This collection of poems is not about freshness, it is about its decline, how the passage of time marks us and leaves its mark on us. The rose is still the symbol of the most sublime beauty, but also the most fragile. In the poem titled Alba: Farewell feels / like a desertion. / When you look at everything / from the window, / things recede / or become radiantly white / and later totally absent, / hollow like your belly, / from a new virgin… Luisa Pastor tells us about pastimeme that was and will not return no matter how hard we try. That time stayed in thmemory, andnd they leave a hole difficult to fill, like a big hole in the middle of nowhere. Because it is about that transit that the author from Orihuela tells us, about the wear and tear of time.
The roses end is a collection of poems with great cultural content. It is full of quotes from authors and in some passages, it even recreates certain experiences of them. The collection of poems entitled Emily’s room, dedicated to Emily Dickinson is a clear example of this: Today I have decided to stay at home / my narrow room is comfortable. From the window that overlooks the garden, / I see the centenary tree, / with a sturdy trunk, impossible to embrace. Luisa is heir to Virginia Woolf’s claim to her own room, from Silvia Plath’s feverish poetics.
The roses end is not the first work of a poet, this work has a lot of ground. This book is the result of many readings, experiences and even the life journey of someone who has reached artistic maturity. This collection of poems dazzles on a first reading and hits us on subsequent revisions. The book, divided into two different parts: Rosa inimitable useless rose and How to defoliate paradise, opens the content to a symbolist poetics, although not excessively clear. Delving into universal themes such as love-heartbreak, death, grief, loss and the song of what was. A poetry of culturalst nature, as I mentioned before, which is rooted in the work of predecessors who used literature as a means of vindication anexcitationon of all the evils that colonized them. The Roses End is a great cover letter from a poet who has a trade and handles a reading baggage of many years. A work that does not leave the reader indifferent and invites a deeper reflection of what really moves us in the world. A verwell-structureded collection of poems with its own specific weight, a work to take into account as one of the great collections of poems published in 2020.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.