(((5) Dido And Aeneas Poem by Luis Gil de la Puente

(((5) Dido And Aeneas

Rating: 3.2


You ask me what happened all this time.

You arrive.
The eyes I loved so much
have an exotic shine.

You smile magic.
Your steps know the dust
of so many paths...

What happened to you?

Failure is an art you ignore.
I learnt it sip by sip.

How many evenings
did I walk the same streets,
without you,
with uncertain rain......?

Not everybody knows
how to find the door
which takes you far,
love and risk,
to green pastures
and shiny streets.

You said life is a liquor
you have to drink fast.

I still see you leaving....

There is a higher pleasure,
deny life,
walk shady shortcuts,
disdain love,
smile in the absence,
hold the vacuum
and keep going
to that point
which links
light
and darkness.

Version of a poem by José Luis García Martín

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Patrick McFarland 03 October 2009

My favorite line in this wonderful poem is: 'Failure is an art you ignore. I learnt it sip by sip'. Judging by the comments I am not alone in this. Very nice piece. 10+++

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Rachel Butler 08 September 2009

You smile magic. Your steps know the dust of so many paths... Failure is an art you ignore. I learnt it sip by sip. Rachel Ann Butler

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Sulaiman Mohd Yusof 24 July 2009

I love this phrases most: Failure is an art you ignore. I learnt it sip by sip. A pleasure to read yours Luis.Sure i'll read more of yours soon.Keep going pal.

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Sarwar Chowdhury 11 July 2009

wonderful! really great! ....10+

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Will Barber 26 June 2009

Devastatingly beautiful. - Will

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Luis Gil de la Puente

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