Ada Limón

(1976 / Sonoma, California)

A Name - Poem by Ada Limón

When Eve walked among
the animals and named them—
nightingale, redshouldered hawk,
fiddler crab, fallow deer—
I wonder if she ever wanted
them to speak back, looked into
their wide wonderful eyes and
whispered, Name me, name me.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 22, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, July 22, 2016


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