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I Did Not Dream...

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I did not dream of ever gaining
the great-great fame and of embedding
my song into the hearts of fans;
I like all that is wholly airy,
all that is weightless, all that's fairy
like soap bubbles' friendly clans.
I like when they, so gay and selfish,
drink sun and carmine, get a flight
to skies and then, as in a fright,
shudder and break and promptly vanish.

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Edward Kofi Louis 21 June 2020

Hairy, fairy! Wholly airy! ! Musing along with your words. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Gajanan Mishra 13 January 2016

gay and selfish.. good one..

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Savita Tyagi 21 June 2020

Great poem. That is what life should be.....living with zest till it is taken back.....

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Khairul Ahsan 21 June 2020

'I like all that is wholly airy, all that is weightless, all that's fairy like soap bubbles' friendly clans.' - Loved these descriptive lines.

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Shaun Cronick 21 June 2020

Yes, I often wonder when reading a translated poem what has been sacrificed, shaped or just plain old altered/ discarded. And in doing so losing perhaps a crucial piece of original poetry magic.

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Dr Antony Theodore 21 June 2020

I did not dream of ever gaining the great-great fame and of embedding my song into the hearts of fans; very fine poem of Antonio Machado... tony

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Varsha M 21 June 2020

Beautifully imagined and penned words that crown the poem reflecting humility that's far far beyond proudy.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 21 June 2020

I like wholly that is airy all that is weightless, all that's is fairy like soap bubbles" A great realization through the life song. Well deserved classic poem of the day.

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