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The Pain Of Love

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The Pain of Love
by Michael R. Burch

for Tom Merrill

The pain of love is this:
the parting after the kiss;

the train steaming from the station
whistling abnegation;
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: loss,death,poet,parting,poetic expression,poetry,skepticism,sorrow,time,creation
Bernard F. Asuncion 23 August 2019
We often have to sacrifice to prove our love. A great piece...10++++
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Michael Burch 23 August 2019
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. You have a very poetic name.
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Sandra Feldman 23 August 2019
One of the greatest poems written in and of this steamy locomotive ambience and romance, is " El Tren Expresso " by the great Spanish poet, Ramon de Campoamor, on you tube. Nicely done.
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Michael Burch 23 August 2019
Thanks, I'll check out the poem. Is there a good English translation?
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Sandra Feldman 23 August 2019
Michael, I tried finding an English version of the poem, but no luck. Its a very long poem divided into 3 " cantos" or poetic songs, like some of the ancient Greek literature. The 3 Spanish recited versions on " you tube" are beautiful, but that won't help. Sorry.
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