Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April!
Today’s poem is from Juan Felipe Herrera’s book of poems titled Every Day We Get More Illegal.
as the leaf as the sidewalk as the tear & the iris as the casket
upon visitation as the door when the twig school opens
as the tongue that knows no rule as the trees unto
vastness as the seed on its first day as the root twisting
as the face when freedom strikes lightning freedom as the crystal
upon sudden awareness as the waterfall rushing toward more
openness as the walk of everything that walks
as the shame lock when it breaks out of your skin
This book can be found in the Island Free Library
collection, upstairs under call number 811.54 HER.
Stay tuned for another poem tomorrow!