Personal Letter No. 3 Poem by Sonia Sanchez

Personal Letter No. 3

Rating: 3.6


nothing will keep
us young you know
not young men or
women who spin
their youth on
cool playing sounds.
we are what we
are what we never
think we are.
no more wild geo
graphies of the
flesh. echoes. that
we move in tune
to slower smells.
it is a hard thing
to admit that
sometimes after midnight
i am tired
of it all.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Fabrizio Frosini 02 March 2016

'' sometimes after midnight i am tired of it all. '' '' talvolta, passata mezzanotte, provo stanchezza verso tutto questo.''

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 22 November 2017

Love those lines

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Karen Touzalin 08 November 2009

Sonia Sanchez writes like no other poet, and so it should be. Each poet draws from personal experience to write and emote their feelings. I am always inspired to think after reading her poetry about how these words relate to something I am feeling or have felt before.

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John Tiong Chunghoo 23 September 2006

yes very true. especially day after day, so unpoetry.

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Ahmad Shiddiqi 17 September 2009

gorgeously written. keep writing! ! !

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Dr Antony Theodore 22 February 2020

we are what we are what we never think we are. a great lesson and philosophy of life in these lines. thank u dear poet., tony

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Mahtab Bangalee 03 August 2019

we are what we are what we never think we are.../// wo sound greatly written

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Michael Arnold 09 December 2017

A truly lovely poem that echoes more than we hear or feel.

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 22 November 2017

No tree withers with its peel. Nice letter by Sonia.

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Zoila T. Flores 24 May 2016

Well, I'm young no matter what everyone says. My soul feels young, My heart feels young and I just play for fun. Greetings, Zoila T. Flores

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Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez

Birmingham, Alabama United States
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