Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) #poem #poetry

sugar skulls sigh at my feet
lonely candles shed wax tears
Aztec winds cry on my body
swollen lips hide in the shadows
covered by the smell of pines
he was here
and you know it
your love branches over me
gold marigolds are turning red
pianos scream notes of desires
till priests will say the mass
and Día de los Muertos will pass


image: Kiselev Andrey Valerevici/Shutterstock


80 thoughts on “Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) #poem #poetry

  1. Good Saturday morning.
    Let’s see… lonely candles shed wax tears, your love branches over me, pianos scream notes of desire.

    If someone read this aloud to me, without telling me the name of the poet, I would guess
    Short-Prose-Fiction. For only she could come up with such vivid imagery that touches one’s trembling soul.

    My silly little comment cannot begin to describe the brilliance here. So, I will go back to my beach chair and read it again. Bravo. Happy Sabado.

    1. Good morning, Drew.
      There is nobody like me 🙂 🙂 🙂

      You always make me feel good. Thank you so much.
      I hope you go back to your beach chair relax and enjoy the beauty of this world. Then write a beautiful poem so I can read it on Monday.
      May you have a Great Sabado!
      You know your words brightened my day 🙂

      1. Yes!!! One of a kind. You are a treasure trove of beautiful poetry. The Queen of Inspiration.

        Oh and the timing was impeccable. If only I could sweeten my coffee with your words.

      2. LOL You are so kind, Drew. Thank you again.

        BTW what did you use to sweeten your coffee? 🙂

      3. You promised me: no sugar. Didn’t you?
        Well, I just had a Bavarian cream doughnut 🙂

      4. Have mercy on me..The plan was to skip lunch .. now I’m getting hungry and “grill chicken breast with peppers and a little salad” sounds wonderful!

      5. Skip that plan for a day. One day won’t hurt.
        I have to have something healthy, having a late dinner tonight with friends. Guantanamera on the west side. A band playing old Cuban salsa.

      6. You are a good friend, Drew.
        Not Brazilian. The plan for tonight is Italian.
        Have a magical evening!

    1. Ay… Thank you very much my dear friend! I thought you were gone sightseeing. ???? Everything ok?

      1. I had a good one, it was refreshing, Our destination wasn’t so far and yet it was so remote, it was such an isolated and beautiful place, I took pictures for you, I’ll tell you more about it when I send you those pictures.

      2. Thank you so much, Ankit! I am glad you enjoyed your trip! Looking forward to receiving the pictures 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Ash! It means a lot to me that you liked it.
      I hope everything is well with you.

  2. Another beautiful piece of poetry ! Ah! Señorita , you charm the ink off my pen. Delicious queen of poetry., take a bow. You are on a roll. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😘

  3. I’ve missed a few of your posts lately, but I’m so pleased I saw this one in my reader, a truly excellent piece of colourful imagery, and an enchanting read, well done

    1. Thank you so much, my dear. I am glad that you think so highly of me. I hope I will not disappoint.
      Sending you lots of love 🙂


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