Sonia Sanchez

(1934 / Birmingham, Alabama United States)

Ballad - Poem by Sonia Sanchez

(after the spanish)


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.


Comments about Ballad by Sonia Sanchez

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (6/14/2016 7:52:00 PM)

    Excellent write. i fixed my body
    under his and went
    to sleep in love
    all trace of me
    was wiped away (Report) Reply

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  • Evensong Evensong (6/14/2016 2:58:00 PM)

    What beautiful thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/14/2016 11:17:00 AM)

    Beautifully conceived meaningful ballad. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (6/14/2016 6:06:00 AM)

    You are so sure of love! Thanks for sharing this lovely poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (3/2/2016 3:27:00 PM)

    '' forgive me if I smile
    young heiress of a naked dream
    you are so young
    and i too old to learn of love. ''


    '' perdonami se sorrido,
    giovane ereditiera di un sogno spoglio;
    tu sei così giovane,
    ed io troppo vecchio per imparare l'amore. '' (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 2, 2015


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