Monday, July 17, 2006

Like You

I stumbled accross this poem - "like you" by El Salvadorean poet Roque Dalton. It was used as a reference in a great article about movement strategy published last year by 'The Free Association'

Like you I
love love, life, the sweet smell
of things, the sky-blue
landscape of January days.
And my blood boils up
and I laugh through eyes
that have known the buds of tears.
I believe the world is beautiful
and that poetry, like bread, is for everyone.
And that my veins don't end in me
but in the unanimous blood
of those who struggle for life,
love,
little things,
landscape and bread,
the poetry of everyone.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey John

Hunted you out after seeing your name on the IPPS membership. Curious to gain a local insight into what the IPPS is doing at the moment. Will you be mentioning it on this blog?

-Tom

john h said...

The International Project for a Participatory Society (IPPS) is just starting and I'm not sure yet how I'll be involved. But yes, I'll be writing about it here sometime.

John

evana said...

sweet poems ..