Just half an hour from Madrid, next to El Escorial, you immerse yourself in the beautiful calm of the Bosque de la Herrería.
During the spring thousands of birds sing their best melodies, millions of plants and flowers dot the newly born grass, innumerable species of insects, lizards, small rodents and mammals inhabit this enchanted forest.
There are two ways to get there, but I advise you to cross the impressive San Lorenzo del Escorial with its Monastery built between 1563 and 1584.
And if you have a few minutes, walk around it, you will discover a thousand things in its stones.
When you arrive at the there is a first parking lot with small tables and a fountain, but if you continue upwards, after the famous and unlikely Silla de Felipe II, you will continue walking along a road cut off by traffic.
You will find yourself in a magical place.
What do I do in the middle of the forest?
I walk, I listen, I smell, I play with Blue … and I write.
Now, finishing my first collection of poems, which will soon be released.
The poems of Rupi Kaur are with me.
Rupi Kaur, born in India and living in Canada, is a poet, illustrator and actress. She has published “Milk and Honey” and “The Sun and her Flowers”.
Some Rupi Kaur poems
I want to apologize to all the women
I have call pretty
Before I’ve call them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
on the sacrifices
of a million women before me
what can i do
to make this mountain taller
so the women after me
can see farther