Profile of the Luthier

(Instrument Maker)

Where your dreams fly
luthier del pago llano
cuando tus manos arrancan
de la madera su encanto.

Your soul vibrates on the strings
when the metal you chisel
like a harbinger of notes
that will give birth to your vihuelas.

From ancient abodes
your lineage is calling you
to cast "pigeons"
that carry your song far.

Fine island aromas
sneak into your woods
and the back of a yarara
in their mouths is presented.

Words like prayers
accompany your guitars
and their flowery sounds
perfume our soul.

Author: Ricardo Bologna