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by Oscar Martínez

What will the plants think about us?
Will the walls to that they listen, speak about whom?
Our blankets, with whom will they go away to sleep?
This one so lukewarm sky, what glories will it talk?.

What will tell about us the favorite place?
With whom will they speak our things?

Where will our worries be,
today, in the heart of whom?

If I move a little to see you closely,
what will it say our eyes?
Of you and of me, what will the lovers remember?
Will they dream of us those who go away to sleep?

And when there is no more that to say,
what you will say to me
with your beautiful eyes?


Author's Note: To Jeanna, by request, & to Paganini Jones for the motivation.

Posted on 12/22/2006
Copyright © 2023 Oscar Martínez

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 09/30/07 at 04:23 PM

Incredible and beyond words. This is in now my favorites. I love it and will read it over and over.

Posted by Paul Lastovica on 10/02/07 at 02:39 AM

i think of the work of Octavio Paz when i read this; and i love how this is put together - how it caused me to pause; to really listen. best POTD i've seen in some time =)

Posted by Ava Blu on 10/02/07 at 03:05 AM

This is a beautiful poem.

Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 10/02/07 at 07:06 AM

As this poem's day's night ends I watch with it, over the emotions, the musings it has awakened with its stirring, questioning words. It is as if it has brought to life the invisible walls around us...here love awakens, speaks and sleeps. I have spent these hours watching this poem work its wonder. Good night sweet poem.

Posted by Joe Cramer on 10/02/07 at 01:31 PM

Congrats on POTD!

Posted by Paganini Jones on 10/02/07 at 10:03 PM

I am delighted to see a proper translation of this. It clarifies the bits I struggled with. How I wish more of your work were in English, or that I had the Spanish to be able to read fluently.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 10/07/07 at 01:13 PM

Sorry I miss this for some reason. Congratulations on POTD! A bit melancholy, emotionally expressive.

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