Treasure Island

Anita Wisniewska

(Ruislip)

Grannie, Woman of Africa


Sad words

Sad eyes

Sad, sad life

Why

Is there no anger

In your soft, smiling voice

Does your face glow

With a beauty as breathtaking

As that of the tree, vibrant with

That frothy purple

Magnificent blossom

Blooming alone

Among the dry, ungrateful

stones?

Submitted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

from TV prog. NOTICE often those with no money can still look happy.

Comments about this poem (Grannie, Woman of Africa by Anita Wisniewska )

Enter the verification code :

  • Diana Van Den Berg (4/11/2009 2:27:00 PM)

    Exquisite and compassionate portrait, Anita. The Zulu word for Grannie is Gogo. I don't know what it is in other languages indigenous to Africa. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Birthday, bryan wallace
  2. My Jason Lytle Suggestion, Mark R. Elias
  3. Poetic Aspirations, Joe Hughes visit joehughes.o ..
  4. Nappy Change, Joe Hughes visit joehughes.o ..
  5. Holding Closely, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Rock an' Roller, Joe Hughes visit joehughes.o ..
  7. Living With An Open Heart, Renee Marie
  8. Love Burns, Angela K Brown
  9. Broken Love, Angela K Brown
  10. All of Me, Angela K Brown

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. If, Rudyard Kipling
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]