Jose Manuel Sanchez

Xe M. Sánchez was born in 1970 in Grau (Asturies, Spain). He received his Ph.D in History from the University of Oviedo in 2016. He is an anthropologist, and he also studied Tourism and has three Masters degrees. He has published extensively in the Asturian language: Escorzobeyos (2002), Les fueyes tresmanaes d’Enol Xivares (2003), Toponimia de la parroquia de Sobrefoz. Ponga (2006), Llue, esi mundu paralelu  (2007), Les Erbíes del Diañu (E-book: 2013, Paperback: 2015), Cróniques de la Gandaya (E-book, 2013), El Cuadernu Prietu (2015). He has also been published in several publications, journals and reviews in Asturies, USA, Portugal, France, Sweden, Scotland, Australia, South Africa, India, Italy, England, Canada, China and Belgium.

It is a Past

I have already understood
that the future is today.
I have already understood
that the future is a past
which is still not born.
I have already understood
that the future is a place
without poetry,
because poems
are only ghosts
(real or imaginary ghosts)
which do not understand
that their time
has already passed.
I begin to understand
who I am.


All Colours

I like the words.
I am a man of letters.
I like the words
because you can write them
in all colours
and their meaning will not change.
I like the words
because all the words
have their shadows,
a past and a poetry
with which they reach
the glory of metaphors
(like men and women).
I like the words
because with them
I imagine the world
and I remember my dreams.

© 2019 Jose Manuel Sanchez