#poem, IMPOSSIBLE (Euro-Ku)

(image property of FBC/Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia/All Rights Reserved)

On a search… amidst a journey… I seek communion… I seek favours… I seek answers… I look for a hand, the hand that reaches out from the gray, amorphous smoke of all the cigarettes in the city, the one whose touch will form my thoughts, restore my strength, restore my mind,

and free this imprisoned body with a voice that thunders through the daylight sky and calls those in the darkness to come forward, because things do change, things are changing, flowers bloom where once metal rotted in ditches because there is a way, a clear bright way to get to where clean waters flow,

because it is impossible to forget the child that grew within you, impossible to forget a tender touch, impossible to forget when someone frightens you to your very soul and then blows kisses to the wind directed at you… It is impossible to forget you.


This is a “Euro-Ku,” a style I, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, invented on 02 FEB 2022. I did it for my love of the traditional Japanese Haiku. A Haiku is a poem with strict regulations and syllabic counts that adheres to the philosophy and the psychology of the Japanese people and perhaps as well to others from the East. But I was born in the West not to be an Easterner but with admiration for the art and philosophy of the East. Therefore I have adopted, freely, the spirit of the Haiku and converted it to fit my Western mindset. So there are rules, naturally, and they are quite simple: Three separate verses, but no syllabic count, they can be as long as they need be to express a concise, direct and cohesive idea or message; an original, unedited photograph/image that bears some resemblance to the written word, that the author has created, either digitally or by hand. That is all.

I would invite one and all to try one and I would certainly wish and appreciate that the explanation above be included and a link be posted to VALENCIARTIST:


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    1. Thank you 🙏🏻 Pat!

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  1. Brad Osborne dice:

    One of these days I will get around to attempting your beautiful creation.

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    1. That would be splendid my friend and I am sure you will enrich it tremendously!

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    1. Thank you so much Dawn!

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  2. jonicaggiano dice:

    Such a rich, and vivid painting Francisco and the poem is so descriptive, vivid and your words flow so beautifully. Blessings ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much Joni! I truly feel blessed to know you and I appreciate so much your encouragement and your support, both from you and Scott. All the best.

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