Tag Archives: fire

“The Marriage Celebration”

We pile into The Lincoln stretch. Nine nurses Out on the town Headed for a hotel To celebrate the marriage Of one of our own. We talk We laugh We joke around. “You smell smoke?” The question hangs In the … Continue reading

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“Books”

Today the Americans Are giving us books. Books in our language Books so we can teach More than what the Taliban Wants us to teach. There is to be a ceremony Celebrating the gift To my school. The governor will … Continue reading

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“A Tiny Flicker”

A tiny flicker Red and yellow Touch of blue Edge of green Next to orange Grows To fill The small window Of my attic room. I lie still Under the quilt Sewn By my great aunt Lena. The colors morph … Continue reading

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“La Nuit”

La nuit est en feu Avec des etoiles De l’amour. The night is on fire With stars Of love. (Rusty French.) (Dverse poets, Poetics: Foreign Tongues, January 19,2013.)

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