James Reiss

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

James Reiss Poems

1. Cycle 4/2/2012
2. Squeezebox 4/2/2012
3. Brothers 4/2/2012
4. People In Sunlight 4/2/2012
5. The Blue Snow 4/2/2012
6. Crystal 4/2/2012
7. The Breathers 4/2/2012
8. My Daughters In New York 5/9/2012
9. How Now Brown Cow 5/9/2012
10. ¿habla Usted Español? 4/2/2012

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¿habla Usted Español?

¿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 ...

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