Under the Coffee Table

Under the Coffee Table

A Poem by Daly
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Bilingual Poem (English - Spanish)

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"Uno...dos...tres...cuatro..."

 

An innocent game,

que es una tonteria.

 

I vanished under the coffee table;

an army of dust bunnies

demanded that my nostrils surrender.

 

"Cinco...seis...siete...ocho..."

 

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

Daly
Bilingual Poetry (English - Spanish)

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

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

Posted 11 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 12 Years Ago


lol it is hilarious

Posted 13 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
Namaste'
Tim

Posted 13 Years Ago



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Added on March 11, 2008

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Daly
Daly

Montgomery Village, MD



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Hello all. People call me Daly (pronounced as "Dolly"). I am an aspiring writer/folklorist/visual artist. Unfortunately my drawing skills are immature, so I pretty much do collages and at times comput.. more..

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