Journal pages, Poetry and Prose  

June 20, 2018

[English]

Volume: The Seconds of Teardrops

The Seconds of Teardrops

If you could feel

My burning tears dripping

Over your seconds;

If the pain they carry

Would burn you,

Would you turn your face

And look at me in the eyes

You, Time?

If my lips would whisper

In your ear

The torment...

June 12, 2018

[English]

Volume: The Seconds of Teardrops

Only you

If it were not for you

I would have been just smoke,

A star without light,

A dried teardrop

on a cheek;

Without hope, without vibe,

Just an inert corpse;

A withered flower

Burned by the blaze of life;

A soul drowned in despair.

An...

June 5, 2018

[English]

Volume: The Seconds of Teardrops

Love story

I know you’re coming.

I feel your silent footsteps close.

I know they will be stepping slowly, slowly

On my heart.

I hear you breathing;

And I'm shaking knowing you will be here.

It’s been so long since your cold steps

Did n...

May 31, 2018

[English]

Volume: The Seconds of Teardrops

Ember Magnolias

Late ember magnolias bloom

From frail silent buds, and you

From their burning petals are born

Fated to set fire to the world.

Out burning like the sky at dusk

Your fast existence's ablaze.

How could you have lasted?

This...

March 31, 2018

[English]

Volume: The Seconds of Teardrops

And then…

Where do they wonder

The lost delusions

And the great dreams?

Where have they perished?

Where have they died?

In silence…

Lost innuendoes

To what has been

Die out, echoes,

Afar.

I hear them laughing

I see them grinning,

Hurting me,

...

March 22, 2018

[English]

Volume: The Seconds of Teardrops

Let me

Oh, let me cry

At your headstone today,

And let the autumn come

With rain and memories,

And let the leaves

Fall one more time

Counting the silence

Shrouding your grave.

I want you to let me cry

At your headstone today;

And let me co...

March 17, 2018

[English]

Volume: The Seconds of Teardrops

It was a teardrop

And there! It rains!

It was a teardrop of mine

Falling on the soul of the world,

That touched you in its way

But it did not bring you back.

I paint your name on the canvas of the world

Waiting for your return but, exc...

February 15, 2018

[English]

Volume: The Seconds of Teardrops

Melancholy

I know you still come down

From above

And carry your footsteps

Spectral, amidst the tombs.

Through the deserted cemetery,

Just you,

With your autumn

And its rains.

© 2018 Carmen Silva

[Romanian]

Volum: Secundele Lacrimilor

Melanc...

December 4, 2017

[English]

Volume: The Seconds of Teardrops

Sweet Cherry Flowers

It rains sweet cherry flowers

Whitening your grave,

In the twilight of forgetfulness

I get up, I look at it, and I weep.

It snowed not long ago over the sad cherry tree;

Its petals fall upon you

And cover the white...

October 27, 2017

[English]

Volume: The Seconds of Teardrops

Why?

Why did my sweet dreams

die long ago?

Such sweet dreams,

of a quiet child?

Why did, in its flight

towards the light, die away

Even the last crumb

of that happy thought?

Why did I let depart

the death train from the platform?

Why is my...