(1934 / Birmingham, Alabama United States)

Ballad

(after the spanish)


forgive me if i laugh
you are so sure of love
you are so young
and i too old to learn of love.

the rain exploding
in the air is love
the grass excreting her
green wax is love
and stones remembering
past steps is love,
but you. you are too young
for love
and i too old.

once. what does it matter
when or who, i knew
of love.
i fixed my body
under his and went
to sleep in love
all trace of me
was wiped away

forgive me if i smile
young heiress of a naked dream
you are so young
and i too old to learn of love.

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Comments (15)

A very beautiful poem of contrasts about young and old, About love and emotionally beautiful +++++
An interesting poem by Ms. Sanchez gives food for thought. Are we ever too old to learn of love?
orgive me if i smile young heiress of a naked dream you are so young and i too old to learn of love. too old to learn to love............ a fine poem. tony
A brilliant poem on love has been astutely delineated. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the modern poem of the poem of the day.
Lovely poem. There is nothing as diversified as love. Being old teaches us new ways of love.... Seeing love in its universality from human to beast to Nature.
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