Sweet and Sour

by Domenico Sottile   Feb 6, 2021

Sweet and Sour

As if bridging Scilla and Cariddi
may the friendly hand of senior years
even when already tardy
place some warmth
on that of years younger
redeeming veil of getting older

It is our memories
that make us relive our youth
and invites us to love
even those miserable times
of yesteryears in truth

We have switched now
from the known to the unknown
-largest and heartbreaking blow
uncertain of what will be shown
and impossible to forgo-

A sweet and sour shadow
of oranges and pineapples
today on the meadows
lived long time ago


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  • 11 months ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    lovely verses with nice rhyme. Thanks for bringing the legend of 2 monsters (Scilla and Cariddi) to my attention. I did not know the legend says they lived in the straits of Messina, protecting the coasts, causing seamen to lose their lives.

    • 11 months ago

      by Domenico Sottile

      Dear Mr. Darcy, I appreciated your analysis and positive evaluation of my poem. Thank you. I am also glad it led you to the discovery of the legend of Scilla and Cariddi. I appreciate greatly your writings. Best wishes for more of them.