I FOUND DUENDE

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SLEEPY TIME POEMS

 

I found Duende

& then lost it

among the papers

& notebooks

scattered on desks

& shelves  & under beds.

 

It made a cameo

on a poem
written on a napkin

in a brewpub in Vermont

only to smudge

into oblivion.

 

Over time,

it occurred & reoccurred 

in haunted alleys,

bus station bathrooms;

even the rare sighting

at the local convenience store

 

but the loss 

seems more reality

instances fading away;

no more proudly

pumping out gems

with incandescent flair

 

so the quest will continue

as search and recovery

remains the mission of the day

and plenty of beaches,

airports and coffee houses 

await offering clues.     

 

5-30-03

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

with a nod to Lorca.  "That fiery spirit behind what makes great performances stir the soul"  Or maybe I'm just a goblin at heart.

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Definition

duen·de
/do͞oˈendā/
noun
noun: duende
  1. a quality of passion and inspiration.
    • a spirit.
      plural noun: duendes

 

I had to look it up. Nice word  "search and recovery" is wondrous! :D


 

 

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It could also mean an elf or

It could also mean an elf or goblin in some lore.  It's a great word I discovered through Lorca.  thanks for dropping by.