Gianfranco Aurilio

The Tide - Poem by Gianfranco Aurilio

Long ago
mermaids loved men
and men loved mermaids
but they couldn't meet
because the sea didn't want.
Mermaids live in the caves
near the coasts
but the sea
used to fill them up with water
so that the men
could never get close.
For this reason the fishes don't laugh.
They were always sad
because their mermaids cried.
The sea was touched
and created the tide
when the water ebbs
the men
can go down in the caves
and meet the mermaids
and when there is the tide
the fishes laugh.


Topic(s) of this poem: love

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This image is a computer processing
of my drawing “The stars are singing”.
The original poem ('La marea') is in Italian.
There is no good translation for a poem.
I apologize for mine. Corrections are welcome.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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