Waxing Poetic: Ballad by Sonia Sanchez

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forgive me if i laugh

you are so sure of love

you are so young

and i too old to learn of love.

 

the rain exploding

in the air is love

the grass excreting her

green wax is love

and stones remembering

past steps is love,

but you. you are too young

for love

and i too old.

 

once. what does it matter

when or who, i knew

of love.

i fixed my body

under his and went

to sleep in love

all trace of me

was wiped away

 

forgive me if i smile

young heiress of a naked dream

you are so young

and i too old to learn of love.

 Credit: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/ballad

 

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10 comments on “Waxing Poetic: Ballad by Sonia Sanchez

  1. trE says:

    Kay, this is beautiful.

    “i fixed my body

    under his and went

    to sleep in love

    all trace of me

    was wiped away”

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ruthlakes says:

    Thank you for posting this beautiful poem. I’ve never come across it before.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. rosemawrites says:

    Wow… this is gorgeous… especially these:
    “the rain exploding

    in the air is love

    the grass excreting her

    green wax is love

    and stones remembering

    past steps is love,”

    Wow. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. So lovely, but can one be too old to learn how to love?

    Liked by 2 people

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