Cesar Santos “The Moth and the Lamp”
A butterfly born
Likewise in eclipse
With the morning rise
Why can’t I taste
The same pride?
In shadows a beauty
Unseen and misaligned
These jaundiced eyes drip
Do not speak
As if delirium
If I am mad
My breath I vow
Why must I abide
Say that you
Do not understand me
For are we not all
To some archetype
Do we not all
Seek that which we
For Magpie Tales
20 thoughts on “Envy”
Wonderful evocation of envy – the last few lines in particular are so astute, they cut to the core of human nature! 🙂
Thank you Helen that is so kind!
Very striking! Your words own me in a very special way and I am sure it happens to literaly all the people who ever read a poem of yours.
Awww thank you =) Your work touches me as well, I love love your writing
🙂 So powerful and very fitting. Beautiful my friend.
Thank you Anja!
we do all speak it….and are connected…its in our stories we realize how similar we all are and share the same feelings we so oft try to hide…..
Thank you Brian I think it is part of being human the whole crazy experience of life
I am glad you held the thread dor me, Ariadne , when i delved in here, thanks …i am richer now
Thank you =)
Those last two questions are so profound. A stunning poem. Absolutely loved it. Reowr!
Thank you Sonya! =)
Do we not all
“Seek that which we
Yes, it would certainly seem so.
Thanks Jerry =)
Profound and thought provoking. And I love the word “lachrymose”…wonderful 🙂
Thank you Bianca I love that word to =)
Thanks Lisa =)
I’m enchanted by the way you have words, especially in this poem. I really need to take the time to explore more of your blog postings. Occasionally during the course of my chaos I pause for thought because someone has provoked my imagination. Thanks for helping me get through the night. Before I forget, haven’t properly introduced myself to you yet, my name is Vef… what’s yours?
Nice to meet you Vef =) You can call me Yves. Thank you so much for your kind words!