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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.

20 comments:

bermudaonion said...

What a great poem!

A Bookish Way of Life 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.

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Oops, I meant poem, not pome- LOL!

The Relentless Reader said...

Lovely :) Happy National Poetry Month :)

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Jennifer, thanks! Back at ya!

Iris said...

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

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Iris, she does and her poetry is amazing!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely pome ;o <3

Anonymous said...

epic

Anonymous said...

Inspirational.

Anonymous said...

This poem is epic !

Anonymous said...

I like completely agree about this poem being uber epic!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

haha funny pome

Anonymous said...

live life breathe air

Anonymous said...

#epicpome

Anonymous said...

as a poet myself, i concur this is epic

Anonymous said...

this pome is indeed the epic #pome

Anonymous said...

your pome reminds me of the son i lost to a fire

Unknown said...

our teacher is making us compare this to some other poem plz send help

Anonymous said...

Such a deep pome. Very gud. Did enjoy. Thank the Smith