Thursday, February 15, 2007

"A Un Desconocido" for Valentine's Day

Selected by Rigoberto Gonzalez, "Five Best Love Poems", for the Poetry Foundation:

"A un desconocido"

(p.s. Rigoberto, it really is to a lover yet unmet)


Blogger Sam of the ten thousand things said...

It's a wonderful poem Lorna Dee. Amazing imagery. Gonzalez made an excellent choice.

15/2/07 18:49  
Blogger Emmy said...

Beautiful poem. I especially love the opening stanza:
"I was looking for your hair,
black as old lava on an island
of white coral. I dreamed it
deserted you and came for me,
wrapped me in its funeral ribbons
and tied me a bow of salt."

15/2/07 19:07  
Blogger Lorna Dee Cervantes said...

Thanks! And thanks, Rigoberto. I always did like this poem, an Isla Mujeres poem. Even at my age, hope springs eternal.

Emmy, yes, my hair fetish was showing.

15/2/07 21:23  
Blogger Sharanya Manivannan said...

Lovely! :) I agree with Emmy -- the opening imagery is wonderful.

16/2/07 07:01  
Blogger Sharanya Manivannan said...

I looked for an email address on your blog and blogger profile, but couldn't find one. I'll be hosting "The Ringing of the Bards", a poetry carnival, on my blog on March 24th -- and I would be absolutely honoured if I could link to this poem. May I? :)

16/2/07 07:04  
Blogger Sam of the ten thousand things said...


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17/2/07 10:01  

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