One of my favorite poems of hers is this one:
|by Sonia Sanchez|
(after the spanish) forgive me if i laugh you are so sure of love you are so young and i too old to learn of love. the rain exploding in the air is love the grass excreting her green wax is love and stones remembering past steps is love, but you. you are too young for love and i too old.
Another of my favorite poems of hers is this one: Personal Letter No. 3 nothing will keep us young you know not young men or women who spin their youth on cool playing sounds. we are what we are what we never think we are. ... the rest is here.
I seem to be on an old folk's love poem track these days. Go figure.
You can read more about Sanchez and the Poet Laurette program here in the Philadelphia Inquire article. Today's Friday Poetry round up is hosted by Julie at The Drift Record. Enjoy!!