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Blues Haiku [let me be yo wil]

let me be yo wil
derness let me be yo wind
blowing you all day.


From Like the Singing Coming Off the Drums. Copyright © 1998 by Sonia Sanchez. Used with the permission of Beacon Press.


Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez received the 2018 Wallace Stevens Award, given annually to recognize outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry.

Date Published: 2018-08-28

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