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).

Kirk Douglas

Romance begins at 80

Romance begins at 80
And I ought to know.
I live with a girl
Who will tell you so.

I sit by her bath
As she soaks in the tub.
Then help her out
For a strong towel rub.

She likes that a lot
But before I tire,
It’s time to pour the wine
And start lighting the fire.

As the fire crackles,
We talk of the past.
We met over 50 years ago.
Did you think it would last?

The glasses are empty.
The ashes are red.
“Thanks for a lovely evening
But it’s time for bed.”

When you get to 90,
Cherish the memories you had.
Those are the only things
That can make you feel glad.

Issur Danilovich Demsky, de nombre artístico Kirk Douglas (Ámsterdam, Estado de Nueva York, EE UU, 1916). Actor y productor de cine.

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