Little Little Man Poem by Alfonsina Storni

Little Little Man

Rating: 3.0


Little little man, little little man,
set free your canary that wants to fly.
I am that canary, little little man,
leave me to fly.

I was in your cage, little little man,
little little man who gave me my cage.
I say "little little" because you don't understand me
Nor will you understand.

Nor do I understand you, but meanwhile,
open for me the cage from which I want to escape.
Little little man, I loved you half an hour,
Don't ask me again.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Upendra Upm 17 March 2017

It is about freedom, canary.set it free. freedom issue in twenties was a big issue. man was not free.countries were not free.Issue of man's freedom springs out of issue of freedom of a country, from freedom of a social group. Poems on this issue was very popular.

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Manonton Dalan 21 January 2016

half hour is very long time

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Edward Kofi Louis 17 March 2017

Half an hour! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 17 March 2017

Leave me to fly...... thanks for sharing....

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Tom Allport 17 March 2017

a freedom from man poem that whistles for an escape?

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 17 March 2018

I was in your cage, little little man, little little man who gave me my cage. A great ode to liberty so earnestly wanted in life.

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Susan Williams 17 March 2018

This is incredible. She builds tension and emotion from line to line on simple words and a simple pulse of the poem's heart and it certainly deserves more than a few trite words. This woman was a top flight poet and she respected her craft and art.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 March 2018

Canary wants to fly and to be free from cage. It must be set free by little little man. Beautiful presentation.

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Muzahidul Reza 17 March 2018

little little man, ........ interestying...... well penned

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Bernard F. Asuncion 17 March 2018

Such an interesting write by Alfonsina Storni??????

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