Under the Coffee Table

Under the Coffee Table

A Poem by Daly

Bilingual Poem (English - Spanish)




An innocent game,

que es una tonteria.


I vanished under the coffee table;

an army of dust bunnies

demanded that my nostrils surrender.




My lips turned into a smile.

Anticipation sparkling the soul,

exhilaration rushing through my narrow veins.


I was solid and inert,

waiting for the moment to be found.


"Nueve...deiz...!listo o no, ya me busca!"


Giggles eagerly trying to escape my throat.

The hunter comes close to claim the prize.


"!Me encontraste!"


My mother's shadow loomed before me;

words of praise and smells of aquacate and guava

marked this moment.

© 2008 Daly

Author's Note

Bilingual Poetry (English - Spanish)

NOTE: I'm having trouble in adding the accent marks and the exclamations.

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This is great. Wonderfully written and a pleasure to read!

Posted 13 Years Ago

i dont know if you remeber me i got off of this site for a while but im now back on and i must say i really like this poem
i like how you add you own culter in to it and i can just see a group of kids running and playing and having fun

Posted 14 Years Ago

lol it is hilarious

Posted 15 Years Ago

This really works well using both languages.
I know very basic Spanish but because of the way it was written I could follow the narrative and feel the joy of a little girl hiding from her "Mami"
Very sweet and well paced.
Thank you

Posted 15 Years Ago

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Added on March 11, 2008



Montgomery Village, MD

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