Is this a poem? Or a kind of short essay, a pensée? Who knows? But somebody might like it.


I wish I could write

Poems in Italian,

A language so delicious,

So juicy, it takes you

From romance to invective,

From paradise to hell,

In five seconds flat.

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Written on 2018-06-04 at 06:24

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I'm with you, Tom. The romance languages are lush and mellifluous. I believe that it would be very rewarding to write poetry in one of them. Getting English to sing is tough work, and German? Not a chance! I also wish that I could write poetry in Arabic because Arabic writing is so beautiful. Everything looks like a poem.

I too would like to speak and write some European Languages, preferably French or Spanish. But it's a lot of hard work. Your poem, playful and dreamy as it is, reminded me of a rather sad poem by a Gujarati poet, Sujata Bhatt. Here's the link to her poem:
Hope you'll like it.


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
. . . and Albert!

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
Whether a poem or pensée, I don't know. Writing poems, praising certain women, orchestrating sound and imagine, in Italian, is an achievable goal; just consider what Bibek has done with English, not his native language.

BTW, I like this.