give me the stars
that shine under the bridges
where poor children spend their nights
the blood that leaks from wounds of war
when the last piece of bread is turned in tar
give me the language of your alabaster gestures
the guilty passion of Tristan for Queen Isolde
the mystery of painted nudes on walls
the cries of nuns under an angel’s lacerated wing
your untranslated love coiled in a tarnished ring
55 thoughts on “untranslated love #poetry”
This is very deep. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful prose
You are too generous! Thank you for reading!
Ahhh….beautiful use of words ❤️
Ayyyy… Thank you so much! Lots of love to you!
This is very deep keeping in mind the current state if affairs in the world. You are a poetess with a heart. Bravo. Great to know you thought of all those hungry kids.
Thank you soooo much my darling Y! How could I not think of them?
Yes, that is why I say you have your heart in the right place.
So do you… so do you!
As ever, the imagery is stunning. And those images give credit to the less romantic, almost ugly aspects of love, the wounds that love makes one willing to suffer, and highlights that there is a form of beauty in that. That reality isn’t depicted often enough, so I really appreciate seeing it here.
David, I really appreciate your comment. Your insights about my poetry are excellent. Thank you so much for reading!
Such kind words; thank you, and you’re so welcome!
I love this poetry under the light of an alabaster moon when the blood runs out and I am immobile! masterful, brilliant work that stops my breathing.
Ah, you are too kind to me today! Thank you for your beautiful comment!!!! I “stole” the word “untranslated” from Cummings: “Its misered bounty.—Hark! No whisper mars
The utter silence of the untranslated stars.”
Or maybe I didn’t. Maybe that word just came to me 🙂
ah, my comment is too far from my feeling. only a pale reflection of the bright star! I think all the “thefts” of the author are from one source and our words are just a game of lights and shadows. a, no – the context is important!
Ah.. I wasn’t totally honest with you. The phrase “untranslated love” just came to me. Only after that I thought about Cummings. And I went and read his poem again. “our words are just a game of lights and shadows. ” That reminds me of something… From where did you get this? 🙂 🙂 🙂 I hope you know I am kidding!
“just came to me.” ah, that’s the criterion for me to say yes, it’s real poetry! It may then be that someone else has written this way, but that’s just proof that the authors were “in the same place”! ah, unfortunately no life is enough to have time for all the beautiful things and words and to be able to remember. Perhaps only if the moon is a balloon … Cummings.
You deserve the stars and so much more. Your writing always illuminates.
Aww… thank you so much!!! I am really flattered!
May you have a marvelous day! Oh… I forgot GM 🙂
Smiling. Thank you for that, GM
May your day be as beautiful as your poetry.
Ay… que tu día sea mágico! Looking forward to reading your next post!
Muy feliz de escuchar eso. Espero que encuentres el coraje de dejar un comentario. Tus palabras son tan bienvenidas como el sol de la mañana y igual de brillantes. Y te doy mi palabra, nadie nos interrumpirá jamás. Bueno, solo si es para felicitarte o darte un halago.
I hope my Thursday post will be inspirational.
El coraje? No entiendo. Estoy más que feliz de dejar comentarios en tu blog! The comment that I left the other day on your post must be in your spam folder 🙂 Looking forward to your Thursday post!
Yay. A buried treasure that must be found.
It’s not quite a treasure… but.. What can I say? I am flattered by your words!
This came across as very visual, evoking a lot of imagery as I read. Great work.
Thank you so much!!! I am humbled by your praise. It means a lot to me!
You are welcome!
This is really deep and pinches where it should.I loved the flow of words and the imagery you have created with your words.
My dear Megha, you are such a great poetess and you are so generous! Thank you so much for your comment. It humbled me!
Thanks for such sweet words but evreyone is special in their own way. I really love what you write.
wow, loved it.
I am delighted. Let me know when you are ready to start. And thank you!!!!
The more you show in words the more you show of you – a veil can’t hide a heart.
Thank you! This is really sweet of you to say!
May the stars bless all the darkness… love when it shines under bridges.
I enjoyed yur write, like a party, and you invited all the best people….or words.
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! I am humbled by it!
Nice last line about the “untranslated love coiled in a tarnished ring”.
Thank you so much, Frank!
Wow this is stunning and compelling
Thank you so much, my dear! You already know how much your words mean to me!
That last line is a stunning finish ~ Thanks for sharing at dVerse ~
Thank you for your kind words, and for having me at dVerse!
Ooh! This gave me goosebumps.
Aw… you are so kind! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Exquisite piece and brilliant writing.
Thank you so much!