inscrutable eyes

প্রকাশিত: ১২:৩৯ পূর্বাহ্ণ, নভেম্বর ১৭, ২০২৩

inscrutable eyes


Mariela Cordero

inscrutable eyes

are hidden
within galloping cities of steel,

thousands of other sleepwalking eyes.

They are
indomitable narcotics
that mutilate helplessness

the screams
and spread caresses.

they surface
they take you by assault.

You know
you will die
invoking them.




Mariela Cordero. (Valencia, Venezuela) is a lawyer, poet, writer, translator and visual artist. Her poetry has been published in several international anthologies.

She has received some distinctions among them:Third Prize of Poetry Alejandra Pizarnik Argentina (2014). First Prize in the II Iberoamerican Poetry Contest Euler Granda, Ecuador (2015). Second Prize of Poetry Concorso Letterario Internazionale Bilingüe Tracceperlameta Edizioni, Italy (2015) Award Micropoems in Spanish of the III contest TRANSPalabr@RTE 2015.First Place in International Poetry Contest #AniversarioPoetasHispanos mention literary quality, Spain (2016). Finalist Aco Karamanow International Poetry Prize, Macedonia (2022) Rahim Karim World Literary Prize (2022). Cesar Vallejo World Award for Excellence in Literature (2023) Sahitto International Award for Literature Excellence in Literature Award (2023).She has published the collections of poems: El cuerpo de la duda Editorial Publicarte, Caracas,Venezuela(2013) and Transfigurar es un país que amas (Editorial Dos Islas, Miami,United States (2020). ). La larga noche de las jaurías Editorial Nautilus, Spain (2023)
She has participated in several international literary meetings and festivals, among them: The Princeton Festival, International Poetry Festival Parque Chas, International Festival Bitola Literary Remembrance, International Poetry Festival Xochimilco, X Iberoamerican Festival of Fusagusagá Colombia. Her poems have been translated into Hindi, Czech, Estonian, Serbian, Shona, Uzbek, Romanian, Macedonian, Korean, Hebrew, Bengali, English, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Polish. She currently coordinates the sections #VenezuelanPoetry and #WorldPoets in the Poetry Magazine Poémame (Spain).