[Poetry Friday] “A New Language” by Casandra Lopez

Myra here.

Thank you to Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect for hosting this week.

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When The Light Of The World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through edited by Joy Harjo with Leanne Howe, Jennifer Elise Foerster, and Contributing Editors (Amazon | Book Depository)

There are two books that I dip in and out of for our #SurvivalStories2021 reading theme: the one by Lucille Clifton and this collection edited by Joy Harjo. Allow me to share another poem that managed to find me at the right time. This one is written by Casandra Lopez, a Chicana and California Indian writer.

What new language does your old bones convey to you, as they shift and turn, confined inside your flesh?

What do you mourn? What do you remember? What do you celebrate?

September 10, 2021 at 06:31AM Myra Garces-Bacsal