Jimmy Santiago Baca

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Green Chile

Rating: 3.4
I prefer red chile over my eggs
and potatoes for breakfast.
Red chile ristras decorate my door,
dry on my roof, and hang from eaves.
They lend open-air vegetable stands
historical grandeur, and gently swing
with an air of festive welcome.
I can hear them talking in the wind,
haggard, yellowing, crisp, rasping
tongues of old men, licking the breeze.
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COMMENTS
Quelso 31 May 2018
This poem makes me uncomfortable... Nana was/is obviously a freak.
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Frank Avon 25 August 2014
This is not one of Baca's best poems, but it is delightful! (Someone needs to proofread it.) Looking at his work as a whole, he is one poet I would put of my list of future candidates for the Poet Laureatship.
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Jose Murguia 22 January 2009
this is the dumbest poem ever a 0! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 1
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