This blog contains a collection of renowned and young authors from around the world poems in the languages in which they were originally written. Each file includes author’s photo or portrait and brief biography. We offer news and announcements of interest to professional and amateur writers (writing competitions, poetry press, etc) too.


Este blog recoge una selección de poemas de reputados autores y jóvenes promesas de todo el mundo en las lenguas en las que fueron escritos originalmente. Se incluye en cada ficha una breve reseña biográfica del autor y fotos o cuadros de éste. Se complementa el grueso del material con datos de interés para escritores profesionales o aficionados a la literatura (como información sobre certámenes literarios, editoriales dedicadas a la poesía, etc).

Woody Allen

My next life

In my next life I want to live backwards,
You start out dead and get that out of the way.

Then you wake up in an old peoples' home,
feeling better every day.

You get kicked out for being too healthy,
go collect your pension, then when you start work, you
get a gold watch and a party on your first day!

You work for 40 years till you are young enough to enjoy
your retirement.




You party, drink alcohol and are generally promiscuous,
then you are ready for high school.

You then go to Primary school, become a kid, you play,
you have no responsiblilities, you become a baby until you are born.
And then you spend your last nine months floating in luxurious
spa like conditions with central heating and room service on tap,
larger quarters every day, and then voila!

You finish off as an orgasm!!

I rest my case.



Allan Stewart Königsberg (Brooklyn, Nueva York, 1935), conocido como Woody Allen. Director, guionista, actor, músico, dramaturgo, autor de relatos y ensayista.

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