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Solely Wishing

Rafaela Pires 2006 (Rio de Janeiro)

I wish I could paint our love, but I'm no artist.
Capture the ease and intensities - a photographic mind -
Of all our moments and vibrant hues.

I wish I could swim into the ocean of your thoughts, but I'm no athlete.
You run a lap, encounter me where the sand meets the sea,
In a streamline drawn on the horizon.

I wish I could enounce what I feel, but I'm no valedictorian.
The perfection of my words is imperfect - standards, validations -
Caving in above the atmosphere, say "overachiever".

I wish I could play you the tune of my heart, but I'm no musician.
The sounds of a guitar, rough and smooth, airy and bright,
Parallels the resonance of plucking my strings.

I wish I could translate my emotions, but I'm no writer.
With a pencil of lead and graphite I stab the paper,
uncontrollably, I swear I'm trying.

About this poem

The poem describes the struggles of effectively communicating with a romantic parter. Each stanza refers to the persona's attempts of understanding their partner or conveying a message, which were unsuccessful, thus reflecting on the persona's desire to compatibilize with their partner.

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Submitted by 2024rafaelapires on May 10, 2022

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Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 820
Words 168
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

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I am a sophomore in high school living in Rio de Janeiro and have received distinguished literary recognitions from best selling authors, former New York Times reporters and lecturers at Baruch College. more…

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