Wednesday, May 06, 2009

A poem by Mario Benedetti : Tactic and Strategy

A poem by Mario Benedetti
Tactic and Strategy

My tactic is
Looking at you,
Learning how you are,
Loving you as you are,
My tactic is
Talking to you
And listening to you
To build with words
An indestructible bridge
My tactic is
Remaining in your memories
I don't know how
Nor with which pretext
But remaining with you.

My tactic is
Being frank,
And knowing that you are frank,
And not selling each other
So that between us
There is no curtain
Nor abyss.

My strategy is,
Deeper and
My strategy is
That one of these days
I don't know how
Nor with which pretext
You finally
Need me.
[from 'Poemas de otros' (1973-1974), translated from the Spanish

This poem was sought out by Mainak aka Bokom, a good friend of "Little girl Lost", who happens to be my friend. She shared this with me and i decided to share it with the rest of you. :o)

13 lost souls found themselves in my mirror....:

Satans Darling™ said...

A nice thought that was! To share it with us... :)

I have to go through your story series yet and I promise to do so when I have the time and the patience to read the entire series at once :)

coffeeismypoison said...

Hey Satan's darling ! Thanks for droppin by...i know the series is loooong and will take time :) so take ur time :)

Aniket said...

This was reall good.

Honest thoughts from someone experiencing true love!

Thanks for sharing it...

buno mainak said...

just experience d use of these penetrating lines in the movie 'dark side of the heart' [El lado oscuro del corazón] directed by eliseo subiela.
just fascinating.

Sucharita Sarkar said...


Thanks for visiting my blog. I read the last very long post and was floored by your searing honesty of emotions.

This poem was an intersting was of referring to abstract concepts like love and feelings in concrete terms like tactics and strategy...but then, love is a kind of war, isn't it?

Nick said...

A simple and a touching poem!
It looks like to be your Art of Work :)!
Kp posting such nice stuff!

coffeeismypoison said...

@Aniket : Kudos to the poet. More ppl shud write simplistic poetry...for us laymen to understand and appreciate :)

coffeeismypoison said...

@Bokom : Thank YOU!!!

coffeeismypoison said...

@Sucharita : Love and war...warring with one's loved ones...all being fair in love and war...
This v.honest. And it describes what i believe to be the best tactics, ever.

coffeeismypoison said...

@ Nick : Hey honey...this is like u n me isn't it? what we do?? Thats why i wanted u to read it... :o)

Badz said...

Nice poem. It bought a tear to my eye. :-)

coffeeismypoison said...

@Badz : Aw...*Wiping tear*. no need to read and and be inspired!

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