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I'M Explaining A Few Things

Rating: 3.7

You are going to ask: and where are the lilacs?
and the poppy-petalled metaphysics?
and the rain repeatedly spattering
its words and drilling them full
of apertures and birds?
I'll tell you all the news.

I lived in a suburb,
a suburb of Madrid, with bells,
and clocks, and trees.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Brian Jani 27 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 

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Neil Crawford 11 June 2004

It would be useful to know, if not in the original language, who has translated a poem. In this case, I recognise the translation as by Nathaniel Tarn.

23 6 Reply
Sharad Kaplingad 12 September 2012

One of the best poems

21 5 Reply
Putul S 01 October 2009

Superb...what better words to describe the horrors of war than these! !

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Isaac Buys 06 May 2008

pure genius born out of love as genius always is

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Ratnakar Mandlik 14 January 2021

The style of narration of a story with minutest details is captivating.

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Khairul Ahsan 08 September 2020

Poets not only see 'dreams and leaves and the great volcanoes of his native land' but also the 'blood in the streets'! Poets remain true to what they see. An excellente poem deservingly honored as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!

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Konab Ghumman 25 November 2019

great poet..wonderful poems...

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Butch Decatoria 25 September 2019

I love and voted for Pablo.

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