“Let’s come to an agreement, poem.
I’ll stop forcing you to say what you don’t mean
and you won’t resist my desires.
We’ve wrestled a lot, you and I.
Why insist on creating yourself in my image
when you know things I’m ignorant of?
Free yourself from me
Run away and don’t look back.
Save yourself before it’s too late.”
~Rafael CadenasVenezuelan poet from the poem Making Peace
Be sure to check out the books in the school library!
OPA Jr. High Library Country Profile page: Venezuela
CIA World Factbook
Music of Venezuela
Utah’s Online Library
Did You Know?
- Venezuela boasts the highest waterfall in the world: Angel Falls is 3,212 feet (979 meters) high.
- Spanish colonizers named the area Venezuela (“little Venice”) because coastal homes built on stilts reminded them of Venice, Italy.
- Venezuela is home to the world’s largest rodent, the capybara.
- One can ask the price of an item or request payment by rubbing the thumb and the index finger while rotating the palm upward.
“Venezuela.” CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2019, online.culturegrams.com/world/world_country.php?cid=172&cn=Venezuela. Accessed 16 September 2019.