Ballad Poem by Sonia Sanchez

Ballad

Rating: 4.9


(after the spanish)


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

the rain exploding
in the air is love
the grass excreting her
green wax is love
and stones remembering
past steps is love,
but you. you are too young
for love
and i too old.

once. what does it matter
when or who, i knew
of love.
i fixed my body
under his and went
to sleep in love
all trace of me
was wiped away

forgive me if i smile
young heiress of a naked dream
you are so young
and i too old to learn of love.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Fabrizio Frosini 02 March 2016

'' 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. ''

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Practicing Poetess 13 September 2019

An interesting poem by Ms. Sanchez gives food for thought. Are we ever too old to learn of love?

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Dr Antony Theodore 13 September 2019

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

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Edward Kofi Louis 14 June 2016

You are so sure of love! Thanks for sharing this lovely poem with us.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 14 June 2016

Beautifully conceived meaningful ballad. Thanks for sharing.10 points.

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Mahtab Bangalee 13 September 2020

forgive me if i smile young heiress of a naked dream you are so young and i too old to learn of love......love is love; love can tolerate all, love is unstable power even in severe lost. True love never broken down into pieces, lives with the confidence though the memory of love never dies; great poem penned; pleasure to read

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L Milton Hankins 13 September 2020

This is a superb poem which expresses the anxiety of the old toward the young when it comes to expressions of love. Very well written. One of my favorites!

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Late October 13 September 2020

Love the lyrics. Don't really see it nor do I feel it as a ballad. It is really a cute tragic/comic story.

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Deluke Muwanigwa 13 September 2020

Lovl. Sonia you kill me. Beautiful poem. I like the part the part she lies under and goes to sleep. I wish i could write like this though. Sigh!

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Lola deja-vu 26 January 2020

Please, someone can tell me when did she write this poem? I need this information for a homework. Thank you.

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Sonia Sanchez

Birmingham, Alabama United States
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