James Reiss

Rookie - 0 Points (11 July 1941 - / New York City, New York)

¿habla Usted Español? - Poem by James Reiss

¿Habla Usted Español?

The Spanish expression Cuando yo era muchacho
may be translated: when I was a boy,
as, for example, 'When I was a boy I wanted to be
a train driver, ' or 'When I was a boy I was completely unaware of the flimsy orchid of life.'
It is the kind of expression found in textbooks of the blue breeze
and is more useful than expressions like 'Please put the bananas on the table, Maria, '
or 'Take it easy is the motto of the happy-go-lucky Mexican.'
When I was a boy the sun was a horse.
When I was a boy I sang 'Rum and Coca-Cola.'
When I was a boy my father told me the mountains were the earth's sombreros.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, April 2, 2012


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