(29 May 1892 – 25 October 1938 / Capriasca)

Little Little Man

Little little man, little little man,
set free your canary that wants to fly.
I am that canary, little little man,
leave me to fly.

I was in your cage, little little man,
little little man who gave me my cage.
I say "little little" because you don't understand me
Nor will you understand.

Nor do I understand you, but meanwhile,
open for me the cage from which I want to escape.
Little little man, I loved you half an hour,
Don't ask me again.

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I was in your cage, little little man, little little man who gave me my cage. A great ode to liberty so earnestly wanted in life.
This is incredible. She builds tension and emotion from line to line on simple words and a simple pulse of the poem's heart and it certainly deserves more than a few trite words. This woman was a top flight poet and she respected her craft and art.
Canary wants to fly and to be free from cage. It must be set free by little little man. Beautiful presentation.
little little man, ........ interestying...... well penned
Such an interesting write by Alfonsina Storni👍👍👍
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