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"Why Do I Love You, Doll?" (Poem)

*I love you..
for I can meet your eyes..
and invent a reflection…
in a barren intercourse…
but I do not blame you…

A secret shield of a busy city..
separates my warm hands..
from your cold skin.
With them ,I have pictured your heart..
rescuing the last gasps of life..
of the old golden leaves.
I crushed them with my fingers..
but no sap refreshed the tired tips.

I love you because I taste a sweetness…
a dreaming look..
a languid perception of fantasy.
Blooming paradise of desires…
compassionate source of love disguise.
I love you..
for in your silence…
time elapses..
dragging the seasons away.
I love you in a way that I love..
my own image..
long frozen….
by a passed time´s comet trail.
(Rosa Cobos)*

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 2 years ago

    Powerful words and image!!! Indeed an image mirroring your soul’s true self in all its majestic flow. Awesomely written my dear friend!!!

  • Thank you so much, John, for your kindnesa and your heart. A pleasure to receive your words.

    – RosaCobos

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    So sentimental. And while the image is dreamy and portraying a doll, it reflects a lot of human qualities and aspects of reality. Beautiful work dear Rosa.

  • Of course!!! what are they but our own ?…I am glad you like it, Miu. Thank you so much.

    – RosaCobos

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 2 years ago

    Now who thinks of these things when we look at a doll? Secretly…all of us I think. Only you could write it out so well, too well in fact, so that now when I look at all these dolls here in this house….I will think of Rosa’s poem, and I will become dreamy and far away and remember. I love this. Hugs, shar xoxoxoxoxoxooxxoox

  • Dream whatever, whenever and as much as you are able to….and follow the dream´s shadows, changing and adapting to our realities. I am so happy you have loved it, Shar. Hugs for you, and thanks a lot.

    – RosaCobos

  • devotee1
    devotee1almost 2 years ago

    Well, this is too beautiful to add to—perfection stands alone; there is love here expressed (“How do I love thee….”} that is classic and immortal. You have finally accomplished with this work what poets having been striving to do for years. Elisabeth has her equal. Brava!

  • words are a flattering music for me…But I accept them with gratitude. Thank you for them and your friendship, Joe.

    – RosaCobos

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    “I love you in a way that I love..
    my own image..
    long frozen….
    by a passed time´s comet trail.” Really incredible work my friend, powerful it is to me. xo

  • May be it is like it is…when we get to the final stanza…all of a sudden the poem is condensed…I do love very much those last verses…and must add that they are a true mirror of my own soul. Thank you so much, Donna.

    – RosaCobos

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizalmost 2 years ago

    excellent as always rosa,,,just excellent

  • Thanks a lot , helene and hope you are really healthy right now!!!

    – RosaCobos

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsalmost 2 years ago

    Such beauty in this creation, Rosa. x

  • Thank you so much, Jane for your presence and your words of support.

    – RosaCobos

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful poem dear Rosa a doll is a silent friend a confidant a keeper of secrets someone to talk to when there is no one else…..

  • Yes…it does, though this one was behind a window show, and calling me in silence. I can keep her secrets, though. Thank you so.

    – RosaCobos

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Liz, for your wonderful presence. Your words are sweet and supportive for me.

    – RosaCobos

  • TheBrit
    TheBritalmost 2 years ago

    An extremely thought provoking write, love this!

  • Thank you very much for your company… encouraging.

    – RosaCobos

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