Weaker than Water

"In the world, there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it." –Lao Tzu

Año de Muerto



must be

the death year.



por todos,

everything I love.



be my

backyard perennial flower?



Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt

Copyright April 20, 2012



Author: All Things Writing, LLC

Katherine Gotthardt is CEO of All Things Writing, LLC, a full-service content development and content marketing company. A published writer and seasoned educator, Katherine leads a team of professionals on a mission to make clients shine online and in print.

14 thoughts on “Año de Muerto

  1. i wonder which flower, delicate poem.

    • I think in the year of death, any flower is appreciated. Isn’t that how human beings are? Fortunately, even in winter, if you look closely enough, more flowers than you expect stay alive all year long.

  2. oh, very nice. Love the three stanzas but the final one and the shift of tone-wonderfully done. Thanks for sharing with us. definitely enjoyed

  3. …short yet captivating…smiles…

  4. I appreciate you all visiting and commenting.

  5. there’s such a finality to this

    bichon frise

  6. smiles….i like the everything i love…and then the question in the end….it is def evocative….very well done…touching, as tony said…

  7. Short but sharp images ~

    Lovely to meet you ~ Gracias ~

  8. i linked you up in the mr. linky tool at dVerse…

  9. Claudia, glad you like it. Tony, I don’t really know Spanish–just bits and pieces I learned a hundred years ago in grade school and college. I can read some and want to learn “real” Spanish, but it’s not in the cards right now.

    It’s weird, but I enjoy listening to opera because I can hear the emotion without having to pay attention to or analyze the words. Words so get in the way sometimes.

  10. esp. love the closure with the question…really a moving write

  11. This is really touching. Lovely combination of Spanish and English. I hope my pidgin Spanish has given me the right translation of your words.

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