Name: Cristina Isabel Bardales Postigo
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Current City: Paris
What does poetry mean to you?
Poetry is an art form that charges itself to convey beauty using a particular medium: the word. The difficulty of poetry comes precisely with its choice of tool, dare I say this “vernacular tool” that humans have learned and manipulated since the beginning of our first organized human groups thousands of years ago. Our civilizations depend on the word. This doesn’t happen as much with the tools of other artistic expressions, like music or painting, where a specialized learning, a "savoir-faire" and even objects are necessary to begin the work of the art. Poetry, then for me, is a “natural” art that shares a similar level with singing, where we also see the voice as deliverer.
Why do you like this poem?
It’s a poem about poetry, about art, about the moments that create poems. This poem works as a symbol of hope, or is it the reverse? It is a question about art that motivates me in various aspects of life, and I like to think of it with Becquer’s poem.