Ballad

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

by Sonia Sanchez Click to read full poem

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.
What is love to the poet? the rain exploding in the air is love the grass excreting her green wax is love and stones remembering past steps is love Enjoyed the poem's lyrical quality! Congrats!
So beautifully crafted on love between young and old. 'forgive me if i smile young heiress of a naked dream you are so young and i too old to learn of love.'... is so nice. Enjoyed thoroughly. Thanks for sharing.
The voice of the poem declares being too old to learn of love. But that person knows of love for that person gives examples of it. Unless he talks of carnal love and those examples given depart from that. And why he is refusing love in that way? Young or old, love has no age.
This is love, but you're too young to understand, and I am too old to learn. Brilliantly penned.
It is a very beautiful poem
The sweetness of the doubts of a naked soul.
Excellent write. i fixed my body under his and went to sleep in love all trace of me was wiped away
Beautifully conceived meaningful ballad. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
You are so sure of love! Thanks for sharing this lovely poem with us.
'' forgive me if I smile young heiress of a naked dream you are so young and i too old to learn of love. '' '' perdonami se sorrido, giovane ereditiera di un sogno spoglio; tu sei così giovane, ed io troppo vecchio per imparare l'amore. ''