Alberto Ríos

(1952 / Nogales, Arizona)

Alberto Ríos Poems

1. A Small Story about the Sky 4/28/2015
2. Perfect for Any Occasion 5/29/2015
3. A Yellow Leaf 9/8/2015
4. We Dogs Of A Thursday Off 3/3/2014
5. The Chair She Sits In 3/3/2014
6. When There Were Ghosts 3/3/2014
7. When Giving Is All We Have 7/11/2015
8. Day Of The Refugios 1/20/2003
9. Teodoro Luna's Two Kisses 1/20/2003
10. Refugio's Hair 1/20/2003
11. The Cities Inside Us 1/20/2003

Comments about Alberto Ríos

  • Fred Spompinato (3/17/2018 7:03:00 AM)

    To Wendy james

    The Border: A Double Sonnet

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  • Wendy james (3/16/2018 6:57:00 PM)

    You spoke a poem on PBS this evening. I would love to read it in it's entirety but missed the name. I would appreciate it greatly. I am from the east coast and hunger to share your vision. I do not know if it is possible for you to reply to this request. In these times of turmoil your vision was so beautifully honest and touched me greatly.

Best Poem of Alberto Ríos

The Cities Inside Us

We live in secret cities
And we travel unmapped roads.

We speak words between us that we recognize
But which cannot be looked up.

They are our words.
They come from very far inside our mouths.

You and I, we are the secret citizens of the city
Inside us, and inside us

There go all the cars we have driven
And seen, there are all the people

We know and have known, there
Are all the places that are

But which used to be as well. This is where
They went. They did not disappear.

We each take a piece
Through the eye and through ...

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