poet Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez

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Ballad

(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.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (9/13/2020 11:37:00 PM)

    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 HankinsL Milton Hankins (9/13/2020 3:42:00 PM)

    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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  • Luka DežmaljLuka Dežmalj (9/13/2020 12:40:00 PM)

    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 (9/13/2020 1:13:00 AM)

    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 (1/26/2020 6:00:00 AM)

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

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  • Benjamin Uy (9/13/2019 10:05:00 PM)

    A very beautiful poem of contrasts about young and old,
    About love and emotionally beautiful +++++

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  • Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess (9/13/2019 6:16:00 PM)

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

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (9/13/2019 3:45:00 PM)

    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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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (9/13/2019 12:08:00 PM)

    A brilliant poem on love has been astutely delineated. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the modern poem of the poem of the day.

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (9/13/2019 10:27:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. There is nothing as diversified as love. Being old teaches us new ways of love.... Seeing love in its universality from human to beast to Nature.

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  • Banamala SenBanamala Sen (9/13/2019 9:47:00 AM)

    What is love to the poet?

    the rain exploding
    in the air is love
    the grass excreting her
    green wax is love
    and stones remembering
    past steps is love

    Enjoyed the poem's lyrical quality! Congrats!

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (9/13/2019 9:36:00 AM)

    So beautifully crafted on love between young and old.

    'forgive me if i smile
    young heiress of a naked dream
    you are so young
    and i too old to learn of love.'... is so nice. Enjoyed thoroughly. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (9/13/2019 1:23:00 AM)

    This is love, but you're too young to understand,
    and I am too old to learn. Brilliantly penned.

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  • Paresh ChakraParesh Chakra (11/29/2018 3:03:00 AM)

    It is a very beautiful poem

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  • Kayode Are (1/20/2018 3:43:00 AM)

    The sweetness of the doubts of a naked soul.

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (6/14/2016 7:52:00 PM)

    Excellent write. i fixed my body
    under his and went
    to sleep in love
    all trace of me
    was wiped away

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/14/2016 11:17:00 AM)

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

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (6/14/2016 6:06:00 AM)

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

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  • Fabrizio FrosiniFabrizio Frosini (3/2/2016 3:27:00 PM)

    '' 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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