Leila Ired


Leila Ired Poems

1. Someday 6/4/2007
2. I Have Known 6/4/2007
3. Hero (Systematic Discussion) 6/30/2007
4. Like Daylight 7/5/2007
5. But One Gospel 1/28/2008
6. Windfall 3/19/2009
7. Laundry 7/15/2010
8. Exsanguination 7/21/2010
9. For You My Love -Translation 5/31/2007
10. Beige 7/15/2010
11. Searching For Pride 6/30/2007
12. About A Family -Translation 6/1/2007
13. Scapegoats 6/1/2007
14. Judgment Day 6/4/2007
15. Pater Noster -Translation 6/1/2007
16. Motivations / Goals 5/31/2007
17. Crosswalk 6/4/2007
18. New Age Feminism 7/15/2010
19. Immigration Policy 7/5/2007
20. Juxtaposition 5/31/2007
21. Paris At Night -Translation 6/1/2007
22. The Dunce -Translation 6/1/2007
Best Poem of Leila Ired

The Dunce -Translation

He says no with his head
but he says yes with his heart
he says yes to what he likes
he says no to his teacher
he stands
is questioned
and all the problems are posed
suddenly crazy laughter takes him
and he erases it all
the numbers and the words
the dates and the nouns
the sentences and the traps
and despite the master's threats
under the jeers of the prodigy children
with chalk of every color
on the blackboard of misery
he draws the face of joy

Read the full of The Dunce -Translation

Juxtaposition

They say,
between black and white there is gray in choices
perhaps brown or mulatto or mestizo in people

They say,
two wrongs can make a right
that atrocity must be answered with another

They say, when the ears hear them clearly,

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