old title: I’m not usually one to like poetry
But this one sonnet moves me so much every time I read it.
Here it is:
Matilde, where are you? Down here I noticed,
under my necktie and just above my heart,
a certain pang of grief between the ribs,
you were gone that quickly.
I needed the light of your energy,
I looked around, devouring hope.
I watched the void without you that is like a house,
nothing left but tragic windows.
Out of sheer taciturnity the ceiling listens
to the fall of the ancient leafless rain,
to feathers, to whatever the night imprisoned;
so I wait for you like a lonely house
till you will see me again and live in me.
Till then my windows ache.
edit: I have edited this post and bumped it because I’m really enjoying reading other people’s favorite poetry and thought maybe more people would like to join in. I hope that’s okay.
So, please, share away! If there’s music you feel fits the verse, share that too.
I think this is a good fit for the poem I shared: