Poetry Friday is here to enchant our eyes and ears!… In anticipation of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15 – Oct 15), I am currently re-reading The Tree is Older Than You Are, an incredible anthology of bilingual poems from Mexico, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye. And I’d like to share one of its many gems with you all:
The Poet Pencil
by Jesús Carlos Soto Morfín, translated by Judith Infante
Once upon a time a pencil wanted to write
poetry but it didn’t have a point. One day a boy
put it into the sharpener, and in place of a point,
a river appeared.
Wild Rose Reader is brimming with poetic activity as host of this week’s Poetry Friday round-up. Check it out.