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Luis Gil de la Puente
Palencia-Spain

(5) Mockingbirds Revisited

Rating: 4.5
It´s only madmen
who climb to the slag heaps
to look at the horizon.
I am waiting for this door to open.
I want to play chess.

How could that
hunchbacked swordsman
write this beautiful poem?
'That' is a miracle.

Is it true that Dido,
Queen of Carthage,
commited suicide
for that bum?

Why are those
beautiful stories
so sad?

What does he mean
when he says
“Can´t you see
there is no room for that,
it doesn´t follow”?

“The dark dogs in Hades
keep the gates
into the kingdom
of the dead”
That´s a good sentence
to analyse.

Ginger ladies shouldn´t announce death,
it cannot be true, can it?

He was like a buffalo
running to us on the plain...

You have to hold your position,
don´t you see
they´ll get a fastbreak
and win?

Let me throw away your cigarrette,
you´re going to vanish
and then
who will decipher the poems
for us?

- Teacher.....  
- Tell me, little cricket....
Luis Gil de la Puente
Saturday, February 24, 2007
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COMMENTS
Chris G. Vaillancourt 15 October 2009
Powerful and poignant. Nice write!
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Afzal Shauq 12 October 2009
You have to hold your position, don´t you see they´ll get a fastbreak and win? yea agree with your say you did here in this poem an the plea you presented is meaningful, based of congnition of things, the idea is rich and the end of your poem is really very attractive and interesting..10/10
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Will Barber 08 November 2008
Fascinating and evocative. A cloud of images, leading to a profound sense of loss. - Will
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Goldy Locks 24 February 2007
Who will decipher the poems for us. ending is so quaint... Conducive thought. & intercepting? 's keep the reader's interest.. SusxGLx
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