Posts Tagged ‘Poem’

Poem / Poème: Devoir de mémoire April 7, 2014 2 Comments

April 7 is the Day of Remembrance to honor the victims of the Rwanda Genocide, which started 20 years ago. As part of the process of healing the wounds of genocide, at the commemoration in Dakar, Senegal, the following poem by Kim Claire was sung by Kim and her friends.

Ron Finley : Un guérillero jardinier à South Central LA / A guerilla gardener in South Central Los Angeles May 3, 2013 No Comments

wheelchairs bought and sold
on street corners
like used cars
but
where do you find an apple
not impregnated by pesticides?![...]

Bilingual / Bilingüe April 26, 2013 No Comments

My father liked them separate, one there,
One here (allá y aquí), as if aware
that words might cut in two his daughter’s heart
(el corazón) and lock the alien part
to what he was—his memory, his name
(su nombre)—with a key he could not claim.[...]

A Walk in the Park November 18, 2012 2 Comments

Walk in the parc

A silver beech without her crown.
A pine with limbs lost and bright fresh wounds.
A mighty oak’s snapped trunk.
A linden uprooted [...]

Irrésistible No Comments

Irresistible

Tous participent à la saison des mangues. Les chauves-souris chahutent dans les feuilles. Des mangues tombent – des bruits, encore des bruits dans la nuit. Le lendemain un équilibre précaire entre les branches se faufile au sommet de l’arbre et permet de descendre les fruits verts, dans un sac de riz, avec une corde attachée. Des bassines sur le sol se remplissent, l’une après l’autre. Les feuilles tombent tout autour, faussant un joli tableau. [...]

Irresistible 2 Comments

Irresistible

In mango season all partake. Bats ravage in leaves. Mangoes fall, thud, thud at night. An overture to balance on treetop limbs and lower green fruit, in a rice bag, with a string attached. Basins on the ground fill, one after the other. Leaves fall all around, making a pretty painting. In the neighborhood and beyond, the harvest is shared. We relish comments about the juiciness of the fruit. And recommendations – try them in a green mango salad, try them in a beef stew or stir fry. [...]