30 Poems in 30 Days

30 Poems in 30 Days
A Project for National Poetry Writing Month

Monday, April 29, 2013

Day 29 Polyglot Poem

Lengua Verde

verde que te quiero verde

cried Lorca

he would have loved our winter wheat, the only green thing in the fields then

          acres, acres, miles of bright stalks sassing back the winterbrown world

Now the trees leaf out more each persistent day, pin oaks, maples, short 

in their tidy yards

fucking spring

mira que lindo los arboles, las floras

   el cielo que es una joya, un zafiro      

verde entre verde,   green between

green, above, below, all places in between between

more green

   pero  pero

a veces prefiero

go ahead, say it       queiro

I want

             verde solo    verde solo      green green green   alone  against