Marianela's poem

Read at SpokenWord 22nd Feb 2010.
Marianela came from Venezeula. She was often around Shakespeare & Company when I arrived in Paris in 2003. She had led an unusual life, and told stories from it such as the kidnapping of her dog, in the poems she read at SpokenWord.
She died a week before this SpokenWord, after an operation against a very aggresive cancer.
She will be missed.

do not dream
of aging
with another
but of aging
with one’s self
nor of stealing
away from death
through childbirth
but of passing by
little bits
of living and
of dying.

Marianela Maduro 1994

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6 Responses to Marianela's poem

  1. José Luis Blancot says:

    I wonder if anyone can tell me if she was a Venezuelan classical musician, because if it is so, I'd like to know it very badly since she was a very close friend of mine many years ago. and I'd should pay her a tribute.

    • Carlos Ortega says:

      I remember Marianela in 77-78 playing the recorder (wooden flute) very very well, living around Altamira in Caracas and planning to go back to Belgium. He was a beautiful person.

  2. David Barnes says:

    I don't think so. Must be someone with the same name. I never knew her to do any music.David

  3. carlos says:

    I wonder the same. The Marianela Maduro I knew was a wonderful person. She was in her late 30s or earlier 40s when I me her in the Instituto de Fonología Musical, in Caracas. She played recorder (a wooden flute) with great skill. She had stayed in Belgium and later I heard she moved back to Belgium in the late to early 80s

  4. pepe rodriguez says:

    Marianela Maduro in caracas in the late 1970’s was a wonderful music student and composer.

  5. Marianela was in music school when I was, too, in Boston. We saw each other often, when I Iived in Paris and worked at Shakespeare and Co. She was a superb composer. And the world was a finer place, with her in it.

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