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Two Women of My Heart: A Poem

Updated on August 22, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living and a devoted practitioner of many techniques that enhance personal evolution.

Two metaphorical women peacefully coexist in my heart

New World, the one I married and with whom I share my dreams

and Europe, my mother with whom I happened to part

out of an explorer's spirit, or just out of some youthful whims.

By blood and soul in me a European I'll forever be

son of a thousand year old town with more than an epic past

with kings and wars, and ethnic sentiment as deep as sea

and a cultural heritage so profound and vast.

As I may listen to Chopin's romantic piano sounds

they take me for a night walk on rugged streets of my old town

with ghosts of proud knights on horsebacks to be seen around

and smell of torches in the air everywhere to be found.

Yanked out of my soul's natural habitat and home

by a gypsy's passion to search for something new

here I continue my spiritual roam

with no loyalty telling me what's the next to do.

Drifting away from ourselves we never really move

as warm embrace of mother no woman can make the same

memories of childhood no adulthood can remove

so no woman can match Europe, that old and noble dame.


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      Vladimir Karas 5 weeks ago from Canada

      Gilbert---I also play guitar and oil paint, and some other more exotic things, but all of that on the level of my poetizing---which means that I am simply having fun doing it, not claiming to possess any considerable talent.

      But nevertheless I am somehow glad I surprised you a little, LOL.

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      Vladimir Karas 5 weeks ago from Canada

      Audrey---I am a romantic, and if you listen to Shostakovich's "Romance" or Massenet's "Meditation", that may give you an idea why I like Chopin. I go picky, though, and while I may not like van Beethoven's symphonies, I like his "Moonlight Sonata".

      In any case, that kind of music gives life to my nostalgic thoughts about all that Europe means to me.

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      Gilbert Arevalo 5 weeks ago from Hacienda Heights, California

      Valkras, fascinating to see you get into poetry. It brings out a fresh side of you.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 weeks ago from California

      You make me long to go back--but for me, maybe Mozart not Chopin