The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22462   Message #1065052
Posted By: Joe Offer
03-Dec-03 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Spanish Is the Loving Tongue
Subject: ADD: Sequel to the Border Affair
Hey, I can't leave this out, even though it's really sappy. The goddam Katie Lee book has a sequel, if you can believe that.
-Joe Offer-


Many moons have come and gone
Never more to pass our way.
Each dim sunset, each gray dawn
Means another lonely day.

Still there is no other lover
Takes the place of one I've known.
Oft in dreams I'm saying over.
Mi Amor! Mi Corazon!

Dawn awakens in the patio.
Sunbeams kiss the fountain spray.
Cast reflections in my window
Drive those torturing dreams away.

Then I hear a welcome noise
'Tis Juanita, nina mine.
Up so early with her toys.
Laughing gayly so Divine.

Silent foot steps drawing near,
Nina's madre bending o'er
Whispers words to me so dear
"Buenos Dias, Mi Arnor!"

Eyes that speak and lips that linger
Two small arms that hold me tight.
Matters not if she is Mex.
There's no other soul so white.

And God knows how much I love her,
Juana Mia — Mine alone
Sworn by all the Stars above her
Mi Amor — Mi Corazon!

Poem by Frank Wilburn
March 13, 1933