January 19, 2017

On January 19th

Seagull in flight. - Reflection - from Inspiration:

             SELF- PORTRAIT

I am the seagull

  whose wings have been broken.

I am the frail leaf

 snatched by the gust.

I am the hour

  that’s already wasted,

I am a dream

  that belongs to the past.

I am the foreseer

  that people mock at,

Or the guitar

Imagini pentru broken guitar images  that has no more strings, 
I’m the dried well

        that won’t quench the thirst,
I am the jester

  scorned by the kings.

I’m not the bright rainbow

  that shines after storms,

Or the swift eagle

  high up in the sky.

I'm not the oak tree

                                            defying the time.

                                             I am just a drifter

                                              reluctant to die !

And here is the Romanian version of my same poem:


Sunt pescarusul cu-aripile frante

Sunt frunza frageda smulsa de vant

Sunt ora care-i deja irosita

Sunt doar un vis ce-a ramas in trecut.

Sunt clarvazatorul de care toti rad

Sau chitara lipsita de strune

Sunt o fantana secata de mult

Sunt clovnul trist care nu stie glume.

Nu-s curcubeul sclipind dupa ploaie,

Condorul care se-avanta spre cer

Nu sunt stejarul sfidand cursul vremii

Ci un hoinar nevrand inca sa pier.


  1. The poem is beautiful, Carmen. Thanks for coming over to the Marmelade Gypsy! So very nice to meet you. Isn't Sandra nice to highlight different bloggers? Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you, Jeanie, for traveling so far, until here and checking my anniversary post!
      Happy New Year to you, too! wishing you cartloads of health! that's all I want for myself, right now!
      I am adding you to my blog roll right away.
      I am also a cat person. We have 3 cats now and one dog.

  2. Beautiful poem, Carmen.
    But I see you as a robin, foretelling spring and adding beauty to the landscape.

  3. That's a fabulous poem, Carmen. It's sad but beautiful at the same time. And seeing the Romanian translation is interesting. Wishing you a wonderful day!

    1. Thank you, Mae, for checking the post and wishes!
      Yes, most of my poems are almost like the above. You read my books and know that, likewise my poetry, it's a not overly optimistic fiction

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    1. "Birds of a feather have Bdays together."

      Thank you!

  5. Carmen, I love that poem so much. It's breathtakingly beautiful.

    1. Thank you, Flossie! I am glad you liked it!

  6. What a beautiful, touching poem, Carmen. You should have heard my sigh...xoxo

    1. Let me add mine, too.
      Thanks for leaving a comment, Mary!

  7. What a beautiful poignant poem, Carmen. I think I understand how you feel.