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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Curtains by Sandra Cisneros

Curtains (from My Wicked Wicked Ways: Poems)
by Sandra Cisneros

Rich people don't need them.
Poor people tie theirs into fists
or draw them tight as modest brides
up to the neck.

Inside they hide bright walls.
Turquoise or lipstick pink.
Good colors in another country.
Here they can't make you forget

the dinette set that isn't paid for,
floorboards the landlord needs to fix,
raw wood, linoleum roses,
the what you wanted but didn't get.

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

What a great poem!

Nadia said...

bermudaonion, it is a great pome ;) I'm glad you enjoyed it! I recently discovered it and loved it and thought I'd share it.

Nadia said...

Oops, I meant poem, not pome- LOL!

Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader said...

Lovely :) Happy National Poetry Month :)

Nadia said...

Jennifer, thanks! Back at ya!

Iris said...

I did not know Sandra Cisneros wrote poetry as well as novels. I like this one.

Nadia said...

Iris, she does and her poetry is amazing!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely pome ;o <3