Mujer desnuda en el medio de la plaza
No siente el frío ni las miradas
Solo las risas le hacen cosquillas
Y la lluvia que empieza a caer le recuerda algo
Quería ser curandera de mentes enfermas
pero el destino necesitaba casos como ella
para otros doctores
No pasa nada
No tiene que llegar a ninguna parte
NEWS SOURCE: Barcelona. El vídeo de una mujer desnuda aviva las críticas de incivismo en el barrio del Raval.
Izabela Sufa (JASLO, POLAND 1981) is a Polish writer based in Barcelona since 2004, she combines work in the consumer goods sector and motherhood with her passion for writing. Student of the Escola d’Escriptura de l’Ateneu Barcelonés, she is currently finalizing her first novel project inspired by the story of her great-great-grandmother. Her references in poetry are as different as Wisława Szymborska, Sylvia Plath and Iosif Brodski (just as us, yay!).
The poem Mujer Desnuda emerged because Izabela felt surrounded by the news about tragic, disturbing and absurd facts that seemed to multiply. As Izabela listened to them, she read them and something sad stayed. Until one night she sat in the courtyard, lit a candle and in perfect silence wrote the first verse of what became a long series called Events. Each poem begins with an original extract of the news that inspired it.