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Friday, April 20, 2012

17 Poets for National Poetry Month



17 Poets for the 17th Annual National Poetry Month

Poetry Santa Cruz chose and the fun folks at Phren-z.org chose 17 poets to feature for the 17th annual National Poetry Month.
I would like to humbly add Thom Yorke as an honorary 18th.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mexican Wedding Poem





Mexican Wedding Poem


He looks for her from the water’s edge.

She rows down a green river,
wears a purple dress and turquoise leaves.

In the bow,
a basket of strawberries
and warm bread wrapped
in a towel embroidered with poinsettias.

Yellow poppies spill over.

As her foot leaves the boat—

The red ribbon in her hair
flies in the air like a cardinal.

but before it reaches the shore—

she closes her eyes
and jumps.

Maria Garcia Teutsch