Teodora is a bilingual writer. She is the author of two books, a poetry volume and a collection of short stories.
26 Poetic Definitions of Fear (in alphabetical order)
I’m infinitely afraid of finite things
of what tomorrow [sometimes] brings.
I’m quite afraid of must and could
of have to, shouldn’t, can’t, and would.
I’m somewhat afraid to play by the book
of all the chances that I never took.
I’m hardly afraid of storms and quakes
and even less of bats and snakes.
I’m never afraid of summer days
nor of my dream lover’s gaze.
I know one or two things about fear. Ok, that’s not true. I definitely know more than two things. Even though it’s very difficult sometimes, I believe that there is something to be learned from everything, which is why I also added a poem that ends on a positive note.
The poetic definitions of fear were a real challenge. I tried to keep an adjective + noun structure. In addition, both the adjective and the noun in each line begin with the same letter, following alphabetical order. The X, Y, and Z lines gave me a headache.
© 2021 Teodora Gheorghe