Three poems by Luísa Villalta


  • Xosé María Álvarez Cáccamo docente xubilado



visual poetry, photography, anthropomorphic image, symbol


I chose to analyze three poems from the book Papagaio, composed of twenty photographs by Maribel Longueira interpreted by Luísa Villalta. These are the three texts that dialogue in a position of greater proximity with the anthropomorphic gaze of the photographer. The first one describes and interprets the popular chromatism of the prostibulous environment suggested through the photo of the entrance and the staircase leading to a house. The poet, in addition to the symbolic perspective applied to the reading of color, constructs the image of the legs and the sex of the anthropomorphized house. The second poem elaborates a story of symbolic foundations from the photograph of the lock of a ruined door, complemented by the formal and significant identification of the hole with a watchful and supervising eye that represents the moral control exercised by the power and assumed by the traditional society. The third one weaves a reflective discourse provoked by the vision of two windows that propitiates the reconstruction of the life of the women who had inhabited those alcoves. It is an allegorical poem about the change of the relationships of friendship and the corporal deterioration—identifiable with the process of architectural ruin—, that places in the foreground the mouths and the cords of hanging the clothes, identifiable with the affective bonds.




How to Cite

Álvarez Cáccamo, X. M. (2022). Three poems by Luísa Villalta. Abriu: Estudos De Textualidade Do Brasil, Galicia E Portugal, (11), 337–351.