Shooting Stars



You passed in the same way
the comets surround the earth-
without touching it,
but leaving behind them
only shooting stars.

I would meet you,
I would be able to touch you,
But everything inside
would become suffering.


I prefer my solitude,
which is as elliptical as
an ordinary rock
and which is forgotten
on the seashore.

'Tis increasingly defined
by the waves.

I prefer that solitude,
Which is always
misapprehended
by the people around.

Day by day, it is
harder and harder for me
to understand
my inner being.

I enter the timeless realm of change
and I dissolve my memories
in a final wave,
which is a little more tuneful
until ceasing to exist.
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Submitted by Marieta on January 03, 2023

Modified on March 28, 2023

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Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 5, 4, 5, 2, 4, 4, 5

Marieta Maglas

Ardus Publications, Sybaritic Press, Prolific Press, Silver Birch Press, HerEthics Books, and some others published the poems of Marieta Maglas in anthologies like Tanka Journal , Three Line Poetry #25, Three Line Poetry #39 edited by Glenn Lyvers, The Aquillrelle Wall of Poetry edited by Yossi Faybish, A Divine Madness edited by John Patrick Boutilier, Near Kin edited by Marie Lecrivain, ENCHANTED - Love Poems and Abstract Art edited by Gabrielle de la Fair, Intercontinental Anthology edited by Madan Gandhi, and Nancy Drew Anthology edited by Melanie Villines. Her poems have been also published in journals like Poeticdiversity, I Am not a Silent Poet, Our Poetry Corner, and Antarctica Journal. more…

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