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I just had to write this March 30, 2009

Filed under: inspiration,poetry,writing — nadia888 @ 1:50 am
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Sudden inspiration. I was on youtube watching random videos and I happened to see a clip of Little Ashes in which Salvador Dalì, brush in hand, is looking at Federico Garcia Lorca writing, there was something in this scene that stroke me, I don’t know what or why but I had to write about it, and even before the clip ended the poem was already in my head. I wrote it first in italian, and then did my best to translate it in english, because I just felt I had to write it in both languages.

 

I feel him

pacing

back and forth

behind me

staring at me

writing

I feel him

his gaze brushing my skin

tracing patterns of fire

looking at me

looking trough me

for my soul

The pencil ready

in the writhing hand

to catch my essence

 

I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

Since Hwalk asked, I’ll post the original version in italian too:

 

 

 

Lo sento

dietro di me

osservarmi

mentre scrivo

Lo sento

camminare inquieto

alle mie spalle

Lo sento

la mia pelle brucia

dove l’intensità del suo sguardo

la sfiora

l’ attraversa

in cerca della mia anima

La matita pronta

nella mano fremente

per cogliere la mia essenza

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to “I just had to write this”

  1. it echoes Says:

    Hi Nadia, I think your poem is evocative. I enjoyed it.

  2. hwalk Says:

    I want the Italian too! Even though I don’t speak it or understand it, I want to hear the sound of it.

  3. girlunderpressure Says:

    This is absolutely LOVELY!! Great writing!

  4. Sue Says:

    Hey, thanks for visiting my blog! Thought I’d return the favor…

    Love the poem! Wow, I wish I could write poetry so easily…

  5. nadia888 Says:

    Thakssss! 🙂

    Hwalk, I’ve just posted the italian version too, so you can hear how it sounds..

  6. danirlimos Says:

    PS- i LOVE salvador dali


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