NaPoWriMo Poem #8: Goodbye London (My version of Black Stone Lying on a White Stone)

8 04 2014

Yesterday I just found out that NaPoWriMo gave suggestions for the daily poem. And so today I’ll follow the optional suggestion which is to write our own version of Cesar Vallejo’s Black Stone Lying on a White Stone. So here it is…

I’ll go away from London, on a sunny day,
I am moving to a brighter place today,
I will move to Paris –nobody can stop me–,
I’m moving today, as today is Monday.

I will try my luck in another place,
Over there perhaps I’ll win a race,
With Chaso, the great horse that is mine,
My loyal horse with coat as black as coal.

Yesterday someone tried to kill Chaso,
But I stopped them using my lasso.
Knowing Chaso’s a real great horse,
Because of that, they want it dead.

With my lasso, I will move on,
Together with my horse, and cat named Jon,
Goodbye London, my beautiful homeland…

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