Monday, February 18, 2013

Linda, in Spanish, means beautiful

To say the name
is to reflect
on something beautiful,
in a language
that evokes beauty,
that embodies strength;

to say the name,
is to inhale
a breath of fresh air,
to exhale
a cleansing sigh of relief
like a long held,
deeply felt prayer--
more like a song...
that's it,
like a song
that can't be sung
in any other language;

to say,
her name,
is to rest
in the comfort
of having made
the acquaintance
of someone
who is
and means
in the only language,
other than love,

© 2013 Joseph Powell

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