Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | October 20, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Little Little Man

by Alfonsina Storni (1892 – 1938).

Little Little Man

Little little man, little little man,
set free your canary that wants to fly.
I am that canary, little little man,
leave me to fly.

I was in your cage, little little man,
little little man who gave me my cage.
I say “little little” because you don’t understand me
Nor will you understand.

Nor do I understand you, but meanwhile,
open for me the cage from which I want to escape.
Little little man, I loved you half an hour,
Don’t ask me again.

Notes:
http://www.enotes.com/poetry-criticism/storni-alfonsina
http://www.easybuenosairescity.com/biografias/storni1.htm

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