Cinema Paradiso.


Why do some films do this to me,

They fill me with emotion

And tears stream from my eyes.

Some I cannot watch again

As the tears flood from the start

As know what is coming.

But there are some I keep watching

As they seem so special,

And one in particular means so much.

I did not watch it at first,

It came out so long ago,

But it was only a few years ago

That I watched it

And was moved by its glory.

So now ‘Cinema Paradiso” is with me,

It has found a little corner in my heart

Where I plan to keep it forever.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 6th, 2023 00:58
  • Comment from author about the poem: This film means so much to me.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 9


  • orchidee

    Good write Gold.
    Me worst films are the ones with KP in them! lol.

  • John Prophet

    Nice write. I’ll need to check it out.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you John, it is well worth watching in my humble opinion.


    • Bella Shepard

      Dear Andy I remember when Cinema Paradiso was released in the late 80"s, and I never saw it then. But watching the video and hearing that haunting violin I know that I have to see it now. I found it's available at my local library , and plan to have a wonderful cinematic evening. I know what you mean about special movies. My favorite is Going My Way with Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald. I know the ending by heart, and I also know I'll be crying, but I love feeling the emotion of that tender moment. Thank you dear friend for this oh, so special poem.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Bella. The one that I always struggle with is Carousel. They sing "You Never Walk Alone ' when Billy dies and that is when I start and at the end when they sing it again I am in pieces.


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