Artwork Honoring Ernesto Galarza

Ernesto Galarza Monument Art

The art work is large and includes much to consider and learn about Ernesto Galarza; activist, educator, author, and defender of human rights. The above captures just one piece of the public artwork in downtown San Jose, a part of the poem that is on the art and also included below.

Could Be

I only sang
because the lonely road was long;
and now the road and I are gone
but not the song.

I only spoke
the verse to pay for borrowed time
and now the clock and I are broken
but not the rhyme.

the self not being fundamental,
breathes only on the incidental.

                                    – Ernesto Galarza