No Sé Por Qué Piensas Tú(I Don’t Know Why You Think) – Nicolás Guillén

I don’t know why you think,soldier, that I hate you,if we are the same thing,me,you. You are poor, so am I;I’m from below, so are you;where have you got it from,soldier, that I hate you? It hurts me that sometimesyou forget who I am;heck, if I am you,it’s the same that you are me. But… Read More No Sé Por Qué Piensas Tú(I Don’t Know Why You Think) – Nicolás Guillén

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The Czar’s Last Christmas Letter: A Barn in the Urals – Norman Dubie

I hate free verse. It’s just an essay beautifully chopped into lines. The one below, I post for the content and not for the beauty of the verse. You were never told, Mother, how old Illya was drunkThat last holiday, for five days and nights He stumbled through Petersburg formingA choir of mutes, he dressed… Read More The Czar’s Last Christmas Letter: A Barn in the Urals – Norman Dubie

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