Richard Blanco

Rookie (02/15/1968 / Made in Cuba, assembled in Spain and imported to the United States)

Richard Blanco Poems

1. América 10/21/2013
2. El Florida Room 10/21/2013
3. Looking For The Gulf Motel 10/21/2013
4. Mango, Number 61 10/21/2013
5. Maybe 10/21/2013
6. Mexican Almuerzo In New England 10/21/2013
7. Mother Picking Produce 10/21/2013
8. One Today 10/21/2013
9. Papá's Bridge 10/21/2013
10. Somewhere To Paris 10/21/2013
11. Unspoken Elegy For Tía Cucha 10/21/2013
12. Varadero En Alba 10/21/2013
13. We'Re Not Going To Malta 10/21/2013

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One Today

One sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores,
peeking over the Smokies, greeting the faces
of the Great Lakes, spreading a simple truth
across the Great Plains, then charging across the Rockies.
One light, waking up rooftops, under each one, a story
told by our silent gestures moving across windows.

My face, your face, millions of faces in morning's mirrors,
each one yawning to life, crescendoing into our day:
pencil-yellow school buses, the rhythm of traffic lights,
fruit stands: apples, limes, and oranges arrayed like rainbows
begging our praise. ...

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