Beautifully Loved and Signed


Beautifully Loved and Signed

The poem leaped in delight,
because she was exactly
the one, for him to be born,
this girl with the light steps and kind ways
the sparking eyes,
the chiseled profile,
the noble face.

It lived in a loop
of sparkling eyes
and profiles
repeating its unfinished lines
The poet kept the poem in a journal
destined for her
never completed
and never signed.

The poet always doubted
how to end it
left a bit more to say,
always waiting for another day
so the poem was not born.

By their footsteps it knew
that he came walking
with her, holding hands,
and they moved to his journal,
where the poem was laying
and its poetic soul leaped into the air.

The poem felt the pen
upon the skin of its paper,
and it smiled
and it knew it was its time..
When the poet signed it
“I’ll love you forever Julia”,
the poem fell into a swoon.
The poet placed it in her hands
and she read it slowly out loud,
with joyous tears falling down
and the tears touched the poem
until it sparked into life
now wholly complete,
finally born into the world…
so beautifully loved and signed.

Karima Hoisan
September 27, 2020
Costa Rica

(En Español)

Bellamente amado y firmado

El poema saltó de alegría,
porque ella era exactamente
para quien, él iba a nacer,
esta chica de pasos ligeros y amabilidad
los ojos chispeantes,
el perfil cincelado,
el rostro noble.

Vivía en un bucle
de ojos chispeantes
y perfiles
repitiendo sus líneas inconclusas
El poeta guardó el poema en un diario.
destinado para ella
nunca completado
y nunca firmado.

El poeta siempre dudó
como terminarlo
dejó un poco más que decir,
siempre esperando otro dia
entonces el poema no nacía.

Por sus pasos supo
que vino caminando
con ella, tomados de la mano,
y se trasladaron a su diario;
donde estaba el poema
y su alma poética saltó por los aires.

El poema sintió la pluma
sobre la piel de su papel,
y sonrió
y sabía que era el momento …
Cuando el poeta lo firmó
“Te amaré pora siempre Julia”,
el poema se desmayó.
El poeta lo puso en sus manos
y ella lo leyó lentamente en voz alta,
con lágrimas de alegría cayendo
y las lagrimas tocaron el poema
hasta que cobró vida
ahora completamente completo,
finalmente nació en el mundo….
tan bellamente amado y firmado.

Karima Hoisan
27 de septiembre de 2020
Costa Rica

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19 Responses to Beautifully Loved and Signed

  1. daleinnis says:

    Very moving! How we feel about all the little nascent hopeful creations, eager to be born. 🙂

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  2. ‘The poem felt the pen upon the skin of its paper’ I love this line 🥰🥰

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  3. Samreen Asad says:

    Very beautiful Karima. How thoughts get their transition into words and words into a lovely poem. 😊❤️

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  4. And you habeebity; stay safe and inspired 🙏


  5. anitaannabel says:

    How do you write so well? I love this❤❤

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Don’t be afraid to try:) You might just have a natural talent for it..:) I wish you the best!


  7. Joel Abakah says:

    This is a brilliant poem!
    Many faces graced the poem and its lines put none did align to birth it. Except for one, the one. The one whom the poet had found to embody his poem. That her name and tears seal it, bringing to life this seemingly dead poem (correct me if I swayed)

    I love the concept, really. It’s quite the perspective 💚❤

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    • And I really love your comment Joel..and no you didn’t sway an inch:) and yes you captured perfectly the perspective of the unfinished, as you say, seemingly dead poem, when she brought him into life with her tears. Thank you for your comment , as always, and your easy understanding of my verse!

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  8. Hoytheron says:

    So touching! An incomplete work lying dormant until just the right moment. The poem all along waiting patiently, knew this moment would come. And then…Sealed with tears!

    Liked by 1 person

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