Tag Archives: English

Tsurikgeyn

What if we just went back? We could, you know. I’m not really serious. But, surely it’s our land as much as theirs. We’ve been in Poland for about as long as Magyars have in Hungary, and far more than … Continue reading

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A sonnet for Charlottesville

The ones who hate the most are full of fear. They fight us when they think that we are weak; for in our strength they don’t dare get too near unless they’re sure we’ll turn the other cheek. Deep in … Continue reading

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Martyrs

Note: I wrote this poem in Spanish four years ago, about events then happening in Colombia. Given the recent terrorist attack in Charlottesville it feels worth translating to English. It’s six in the morning and yesterday two peasants died in … Continue reading

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Aztlán

Liteh, Poylen, Galitsia, Vays-Rusland, Bukovina: You were our home. A thousand years ago– do you remember?– another exodus, just one of many, brought us to you. Fleeing crusaders’ knives, a continent in arms against our children, we followed the morning … Continue reading

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No Justice, No Peace

“No Justice, No Peace!” It’s a promise A promise that if they do not bring us justice We will not grant them peace “Whose streets? Our streets!” Show the bastards Who think they own this goddamn country That we will … Continue reading

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Putting Things in Order

When I knocked on your door I admit I wasn’t expecting much If you’d slammed that door I’d have shrugged and left But I thought Well It’s worth a shot So when you let me in It took a while … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

One of my favorite people told me: If you want to do work that transforms people, be a teacher. And I don’t doubt a teacher made me what I am today. Teachers, really. And I’m not the only one. Generations … Continue reading

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