Sunday, December 03, 2006

CARMEN REBORN












Your sunny laugh and busy fingers
are slowing down but sometimes lingers
a smile behind your pains and sorrow
spreading some hope for a tomorrow

When on a beach: what crystal thought!
the sun will shine and you'll be caught
by fresh and blinking lukewarm water:
that lovely girl is whom I fought for.

Those weeks of pain will disappear
clear, healing water bears your cheer
of joy and freedom, fresh and funny:
there swims my Carmen brown and sunny.

After those weeks have tumbled down
I'll see you in a fresh new gown.
That will protect your newborn life:
let's live that joy, my loving wife.

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From 'Poetic lines', Torroella de MontgrĂ­, 2003
by Jan Arends who also made the photo of Carmen
and the parakeet in Haarlem, The Netherlands.







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