Tenderness Poem by Fabrizio Frosini


Rating: 4.8

Yearning for tenderness.
The one lost —It's so long -so long

The light delves deep in the watery
Unconsciousness of an unnatural essence,
Just to find nothing.

Longing for what went missing at some point
Somewhere, in the long journey, is a beguiling
Dead end.

Come what may,
Pushed from pillar to post —Worn by
The wrinkles on the forehead
Without destination,

Regrets what's gone lost,
Keeping its scent forever.


Copyright © Fabrizio Frosini - All rights reserved

Monday, December 15, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: life
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You can read also the Italian version of my poem: TENEREZZA

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Daniel Brick 07 November 2015

TENDERNESS runs through this poem in several different ways, because the word itself has multiple meanings and applications. This is not a poem that makes the reader tender in the sense of shutting down his/her thinking and evaluating, and just surrendering to the passion of the moment. No, this poem addresses a very painful prospect. namely, what do we do when our emotions have no proper object? In Bergman's PERSONA a bereft husband asks his estranged wife, What shall I do with with my tenderness? He might have added., Before it turns into a negative emotion. Fabrizio's dramatizes the crisis in a story of quiet desperation. I suspect this person will continue to seek an elusive outside reason and/or solution. That is, until the Inner Self takes charge and transfirms itself, rather than this endless, bleak waiting/

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Fabrizio Frosini 08 November 2015

''This is not a poem that makes the reader tender [..] ... a story of quiet desperation'', exactly so, Daniel. About the beautiful film by Bergman, ''Persona'', it is a psychological drama dealing with death and insanity. Not my poem, of course. But as the masks worn by actors at theater, we too wear our own mask (or more than one) ... :)

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 22 August 2017

Loneliness Regrets what's gone lost, Keeping its scent forever. Beauty of loneliness. Eternity in loneliness. Beautiful poem Sir.. thanks for the sharing. 10++++ for it. Subhas

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Fabrizio Frosini 27 August 2017

Hi Subhas! Thanks for visiting and commenting

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Daniel Brick 28 December 2014

This is a special kind of poem. It is not so much about tenderness as it manifests tenderness] I leave its poetic space not with a definition in mind but an experience in my heart. That to me is one of the highest gifts a poet can give to his reader. The first two stanzas are particularly moving because their imagery is so limpid - that's the right word, because it suggests a watery quality. Continuing with that watery qualitiy, the emotions of the poem are permeable. You don't describe people and their actions, but rather trace the movement of emotions as they flow mysteriously in our interior lives. You have put me the reader INSIDE this poem and I am looking out drenched in the emotions it evokes. I don't want to say anything more because this is an intuitive poem and my response should be Shhh Let the tenderness speak for you.

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Today, this wonderful poem is placed st #03 in the list of Best Poems by Members. Deserves the recognition.

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From rank #03 to rank number 21! What is this, PoemHunter?

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This lovely poem of Dr Frosini is ranked #03 today. Inching forward to the Numero Uno position.. The poem deserves the recognition

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This great poem is ranked #04 today, in the Best Poems of Member poets. By recognising this poem thus, PoemHunter has rewarded itself. Dr Fabrizio Frosini is well above such recognitions.

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This marvellous poem, which was ranked #05 yesterday, is at position number #43 today! How? Why? Who? PoemHunter site drives me mad!

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