poet Alfonsina Storni

Alfonsina Storni

Lighthouse In The Night

The sky a black sphere,
the sea a black disk.

The lighthouse opens
its solar fan on the coast.

Spinning endlessly at night,
whom is it searching for

when the mortal heart
looks for me in the chest?

Look at the black rock
where it is nailed down.

A crow digs endlessly
but no longer bleeds.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (1/21/2016 3:02:00 PM)

    The centerpiece of this lovely poem turns out to be a dead heart, carrion for the crows and vultures of the world. She really didn't repose much confidence in love between man and woman. The woman's heart was goiung to be flayed everytime

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (1/21/2016 11:09:00 AM)

    Inspiring poem, nicely thought and written.

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (1/21/2016 4:24:00 AM)

    Enigmatic write in a lovely verse form. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Manonton Dalan (1/21/2016 12:43:00 AM)

    could it be possible
    that human cease
    to feel love? maybe
    she does

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