Poema al Apu Veronica (Poem to the Mountain-Spirit Veronica)
I am at peace here, with the mountains sloping down towards me in thick wooly pleats, olive green, majestic. Beside me sheep and llamas graze, and a kitten purrs beneath my tented knees. To the west rises Apu Veronica, with her white cap and shawl, como una reina: an earth queen standing tall, kissing sky.
Apu Veronica, I call to the white-capped mountain, you have blessed me so. What can I give in return?
The answer comes readily: love and know yourself so that you can truly attend to others.
The breeze lifts the hair from my face, and the kitten shakes her tiny paw, chasing critters in her dreams.