Alicia Minjarez Ramírez (Mexico)

Alicia Minjarez Ramírez
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Poet, Translator, Singer, University Professor, Broadcast locution Radio and T.V.
She is an internationally renowned Mexican poetess and author who has won numerous awards including Awarded with the Excellence Prize in the World Poetry Championship Romania, 2019. Literary Prize of unpublished poetry “Tra le Parole e L’infinito”, 20th edition, Italy, 2019. Awarded with the EASAL medal by the European Academy of Sciences and Letters Paris, France 2018. Awarded “Pride of the Globe” WNWU, Kazakhstan 2018. Honorable Mention in the category: Foreign Poetry, of the International Prize Poseidonia Paestrum, Edition XXIV, Italy 2018. Awarded “Universal Inspirational Poet”, Pentasi B. World, India 2017; Winner of a special mention and a medal in the International Poetry Prize NOSSIDE Italy 2015, recognized by UNESCO. Awarded with the IWA BOGDANI Albania Award, 2016.

Awarded with the Third Place in French Poetry in the International Poetry Prize “Sous les traces de Léopold Sédar Senghor” at Milan, Italy, 2016 recognized by ONU and UNESCO. Winner of a mention in the NOSSIDE Poetry Prize, Italy 2016. Awarded “Universal Inspirational Poet” Pentasi B. World, Africa, Ghana 2016.
Her poems are translated in several languages and published in more than 150 anthologies, magazines and newspapers around the world.


PAGAN PRAYER
(Prayer to SIF Fertility Goddess)

Oh Sif, Goddess of fecundity wife of Thor
Norse God of thunder and war
I praise your name in runes reflected.
I offer you my prayers!

Goddess of wheat, fecundation and family.
You who symbolize the Serbal tree
And your name means sacred marriage.
Bless my whole body.

Wise prophetess able to see
beyond of the rest of the Asgard’s Gods,
Listen to my prayers!
Help me to find inner peace
And response in difficult times.
I will cook a thousand loaves in your honor
Wheat, almonds and oats will decorate my table;
Grapes, honey, red wine, milk and dates,
Will be the offerings to delight you.

Oh Sif, my Nordic lady,
Goddess of golden waterfalls in your hair,
Brighter than sunlight in the sky,
Bless my belly, to gets fruit and multiply
As the stars in the universe
Venerate your name.

I implore you!
Sacred lady of divine marriage
Wonderful goddess of the earth
Descends accompanied by your Lord’s thunder
Bring the scent of fresh rain, fertilize my forests
bless the sap of my beloved
And grant us a child.



SAND

My sadness crackle
a river of tears
upon your fireplace.
Vehement lontananza
over the indigo
blue open sea
of your graphology.

I begin to spell
without articulate,
to irrigate your statements.
Perennial swing, exalted sea
silenced tenderness.

My name emerges
from your song,
glimmering trap
shadow of your laughter
which impels and guides
this dilated verse.

Sublime smoothness
of breeze in the sand.

Translated by: Alaric Gutiérrez

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