A few of my favourite poems, because they remind me so much of my dipshit

Tactic and Strategy

My tactic is
to look at you
to learn how you are
to love you as you are

my tactic is
to talk to you
and to listen to you
to build with words
an indestructible bridge

my tactic is
to remain in your memories
I don't know how
with what pretext
but to remain with you

my tactic is
to be frank
and to know that you're frank
and not to sell to ourselves
so that between us
there is no curtain
nor abyss

my strategy is
in contrast
deeper and
more simple

my strategy is
that one of these days
I don't know how
with what pretext
you finally
need me.

Mario Benedetti



I am scared to see you
need to see you
hope to see you
anxious to see you

I want to find you
preocupation of finding you
certainty of finding you
poor doubts of finding you

I have urgency to listen to you
happiness to listen to you
good luck to listen you
and fear to listen to you

that is to say
that I am fucked
and radiant
perhaps more of the first
than of the second
and viceversa, too

Mario Benedetti

About Mario Benedetti:

  • Mario Benedetti, born in Uruguay in 1920, is one of the most
    popularly acclaimed figures of modern Spanish writing.

  • His multifarious writings, including song lyrics, embrace all
    genres. He has published over seventy works and has been
    translated into twenty languages.

  • Benedetti has won numerous international awards, including the
    Golden Flame Award from Amnesty International in 1987.



For a look, a world;
for a smile, a heaven;
for a kiss...; I don't know
what I would give you for a kiss!

Gustavo Adolfo Becquer



What is poetry? - you say while looking at my eyes,
with your eyes, blue - what is poetry?
And you ask me?
Poetry... it's you.

Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

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