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La Granja

May 1, 2013
By Matt12 GOLD, Glen Allen, Virginia
Matt12 GOLD, Glen Allen, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"I write to create
In the world's massive novel
A page of my own"
-A haiku from somebody on this site

Slaving away in the garden,
Plowing the fertile soil,
Trudging through the thick earth,
Working hard until toil;
For some odd reason,
Mi mamá le encanta trabajando;
I don’t.
She says it helps with patience,
“Paciencia es una virtud”.

When I get tired, I go to sit
in la granja. I sit there to
and breathe.
Mamá trabaja hacía la noche;
until the full moon rises.
Casting it’s luminous glow upon all

I can talk to the animals too:
The deer, the chickens, the rabbits,
The birds, and even the stray dog that wanders
into la granja.
Although the leaves of the bushes droop,
And watering cans lay scattered,
And the walls of la granja are aging,
And the animals have taken over;
Mi madre todavía le gusta para trabajar allí,
Y no sé por qué.

The only thing that seems to grow,
Standing tall and strong;
The only thing that seems to grow is el arból—the tree,
Living right where it belongs.
Its leaves shaped like ringlets,
Its branches yearning for the stars;
It makes the farm whole—me, mamá, and the tree.
the Farm.

La granja:
Te amo

I wish I could go back

The author's comments:
Google the picture, The Farm, by Joan Miro because that's what this poem is about.

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Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 5 2013 at 6:40 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

This is a phenomenal poem. Simply what poetry should be. I love love love the Spanish in this poem. I Googled the image you added in your quotes. And now I see how you were inspired to create this wonderful poem. Dude, this is great. 100% !