Maria Magdalena Biela


When falling off the cliff they cry,
hurting the iris of their eye,
flying before they learn to fly,
whose words will kiss their tears to dry?
I am the Catcher in the Rye.

The Fallen knows the Catcher's dream
to keep alive th' innocent gleam.
The Catcher feels the Fallen's sense:
'Don't kill the heart of Innocence!
Let it live hidden in the sky! '
I am the Catcher in the Rye.

I gave the hunting hat to me
while pushed into the falling free.
Life took me off the cliff, but I,
I was the Catcher in the Rye,
I gave myself the hat of hunt,
and through the Rye I walk and chant.

21st of April,2014

Submitted: Monday, April 21, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 17, 2015

Topic of this poem: innocence

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For myself, for my inner child...

Comments about this poem (Innocence by Maria Magdalena Biela )

  • Gold Star - 8,639 Points Fabrizio Frosini (1/15/2015 12:51:00 PM)

    l'ho appena letta.. e non posso fare a meno di brindare (virtualmente) al tuo estro poetico, Magdalena!
    ahh.. questo passaggio è sublime: but I, / I was the Catcher in the Rye,
    e la tua nota For myself, for my inner child... è un'altra chiave di lettura e insieme un altro verso..
    Yep, LIKE-LIKE-LIKE ;) (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 538 Points Magdalena Biela (1/15/2015 2:07:00 PM)

    Vi ringrazio tanto! Io mi sforzo di salvare l'innocenza in ogni persona che incontro, questo è il nostro tesoro, il bambino interiore. Senza innocenza ci sono solo un mondo che ha ucciso Peter Pan.
    I am trying harder than I care to admit to be and remain The Catcher in the Rye...Thank you, Fabrizio: it takes one to know one!

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