A Waltz For Zizi

Bronze Star - 2,674 Points (7 march 1988)

Melancholia - Poem by A Waltz For Zizi

I wanted to go somewhere with you
and somehow we ended up on the beach
with my hands in my pockets.

It was windy and you had nothing
to cling to, so you sat down.
I put my jacket on your
shoulders, and you thanked me.

In the distance, boats with sails
like white handkerchiefs
were being cradled by (the) waves.
You bid them farewell and smiled.
I just looked at them and at you.

Before we left, you wrote a poem
in the sand. You didn't let me see it,
you said: ' this is something
I want you to read tomorrow, after I'm gone'

Next day I went to see what you meant,
but it didn't last. The waves
took everything, even our footprints.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about Melancholia by A Waltz For Zizi

  • Chinedu Dike (11/25/2014 5:28:00 PM)

    A serious curiosity that certainly could not be satisfied leads to melancholia. A nice romantic narrative, well articulated. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report)Reply

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  • Vijay Sai R (6/3/2014 7:37:00 AM)

    my God! what an emotional poem...so strong...bubbling with love (Report)Reply

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  • (5/23/2014 9:53:00 AM)

    Love this poem! Those last two stanzas? Absolutely brilliant! Saved to my favorites list! (Report)Reply

    A Waltz For Zizi(5/24/2014 10:15:00 AM)

    Thank you very much Courtney

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, May 23, 2014


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