poemof the moment
Like all the dreams in the space of the eyes. Like a fistful of infinite light. That is the way I love freedom!
about the poem
Elsa Wiezell's 'Encounter With Freedom' first appeared on our website as part of our London 2012 project, The Written World. We found a poem to represent each of the 204 countries taking part in the Olympics in 2012, and Wiezell's was Paraguay's poem.
Image: A laugh made of water by Hamed Masoumi, under a Creative Commons licence
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Saturday March 21 is World Poetry Day, although of course everyday is a world poetry day at the SPL. We might be called the Scottish Poetry Library, and we are the world's leading resource for Scottish poetry, but a significant portion of our holdings feature work from around the globe. You can travel the world at the SPL, and your user card is the passport.
Elsa Wiezell is a poet, teacher and painter, born in Asuncion, Paraguay. She spent her childhood in Zeballos Cué. A dedicated advocate of Paraguayan arts and culture, she was involved in the founding of the Paraguay Modern Art Museum. Over four decades her output has been prolific. Among her best known works are Puente sobre el Río Tepecué (Bridge Over the Tapecué River) and Temblor de Acacias (Tremor of Acacias).