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Cityscape 1

Let the aroma of need
waft across the river to New Jersey:

all the snow and hills,
a sky that moves and moves.

I saw a rose in the clouds,
I saw happiness on fire.


Copyright 2005 by Pablo Medina, from Points of Balance/Puntos de apoyo. Reprinted with permission from Four Way Books. All rights reserved.


Pablo Medina

Pablo Medina is the author of The Island Kingdom (Hanging Loose Press, 2015). He teaches at Emerson College and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Date Published: 2005-01-01

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