Las Sombras del Pasado

Las Sombras del Pasado

A Poem by emipoemi

Another sun has made his arc,

Another tide is rising;

Another star declares the day

Must dwindle into night.


The silence softly swirls and streams

Across a world in slumber;

The shadows in such solemn stride

Perform a sacred rite.


Along the silver-spattered road

They head towards the shoreline,

And load a boat with ashen urns

As offerings to dawn.


One at the bow then takes a seat,

While at the oars another,

And with the chanting of a dirge

They go, they go- they’re gone.


Another sun may grace the sky

With guidance to move forward,

Yet nightly would the shadows mourn

The times that are no more.


Se va, se va la barca,

Se va con el pescador.

Y en esa barca que cruza el mar,

Se va, se va mi amor.

© 2018 emipoemi

Author's Note

The last stanza is the chorus of a famous Colombian folksong (called "La Lancha") I highly recommend you listen to it, even if you don't know Spanish, for it is beautiful.

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Added on January 6, 2018
Last Updated on February 12, 2018
Tags: poetry, poem, solemn, shadows, solitude, nostalgia



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