song of a cane flute by Donna J. Snyder in I Am Not a Silent Poet

poetry from the frontera

Source: song of a cane flute by Donna J. Snyder published at I Am Not a Silent Poet

…we are the children of bridges, bridges made from our backs, our tears, our sacrifices,
and from all the ones who never made it across with us…. Junot Díaz

low tones solid as her father’s sweet bread
high notes sing the vibrato of son jarocho
of a woman near tears but speaking still
words deep within the memory of cells

the cells are theirs
the lengua is theirs not mine
I can’t presume to speak their truth
yet their indomitable vigor lifts me up
fills with me with a sense of solidarity
a feeling of common purpose
and feelings need not be truth
but are still facts

the strength of la gente bears me up
out of the inundation of hate
their strength through persecution
through the suppression of truth

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  • Edward-David Ruiz  On June 30, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Thanks. Will “investigate” Donna . Snyder’s poetry and see what we can find. All’s well, we hope, in your part of the world. Just got back from an exhausting visit to Seoul, south Korea, where we were impressed by the country’s economic recovery after that disastrous water been North and South. Best regards. e/s

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