Morning Haiku

Morning Haiku

by Sonia Sanchez

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ISBN-13: 9780807001318
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 01/25/2011
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 796,585
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sonia Sanchez is poet, activist, scholar, and formerly the Laura Carnell Professor of English and Women's Studies at Temple University, and is currently a poet-in-residence there. Her numerous honors include the American Poetry Society's 2018 Wallace Stevens Award. she is the author of sixteen books, including Like the Singing Coming off the Drums, Does Your House Have Lions?Wounded in the House of a FriendShake Loose My Skin, and Morning Haiku.

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14 haiku (for Emmett Louis Till)

1.
Your limbs buried in northern muscle carry their own heartbeat

2.
Mississippi…
alert with conjugated pain

3.
young Chicago stutterer whistling more than flesh

4.
your pores wild stars embracing southern eyes

5.
foot prints blooming in the night remember your blood

6.
in this southern classroom summer settles into winter

7.
i hear your pulse swallowing neglected light

8.
your limbs fly off the ground little birds…

9.
we taste the blood ritual of southern hands

10.
blue midnite breaths sailing on smiling tongues

11.
say no words time is collapsing in the woods

12.
a mother’s eyes remembering a cradle pray out loud

13.
walking in Mississippi i hold the stars between my teeth

14.
your death a blues, i could not drink away.

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