2. Little stones at my window by Mario Benedetti

2. Little stones at my window by Mario Benedetti
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 Srividya Sivakumar

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| 18 January 2024

What about joy makes us feel a tad worried about embracing it wholeheartedly?

Nightmares about bad luck and the evil eye hold us back from truly enjoying the good times, reveling in them so they leave a shining mark on our souls.

In his poem, Little Stones at My Window, Mario Benedetti writes a tender letter to joy, to its miraculous properties of creating well-being and delight, to its patient waiting at the window, throwing little stones to get our attention. Except, our attention is elsewhere- pursuing other things.

As the poet says, how about thinking,
“I’m convinced
joy doesn’t need to throw any more little stones
I’m coming
I’m coming.”

Srividya Sivakumar brings this poem to life through her magical and compelling reading, accompanied by a short reflection on the poem.

Listen to it on The Poetic Pause, a podcast that explores the hidden life of poems, the joy they give us, the beauty they offer and the comfort they bestow.

Read the poem here.

Meet Srividya Sivakumar

Srividya Sivakumar is a critically acclaimed poet, TEDx speaker, teacher, and voiceover artist. She believes in using her voice to drive change, spark conversations, and encourage you to slow down.


The poet uses ‘little stones at my window’ to describe joy. How would you describe joy?

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