Today’s read: Poems by Roque Dalton (Translated by Richard Schaaf) – Curbstone Press – 1984
It’s cliche but my favorite line was definitely “poetry is, like bread, for everyone.” Re-reading these poems in the time of both the 45th President and during the pandemic gives me a new perspective on this line. Is poetry for everyone? I always assumed Yes but in a society with empty shelves and not enough medical equipment then you have to wonder.
Another unexpected find was the introductory epistle. Poetry has been a bridge to so many places for me and I have always been grateful. This poem makes me wonder how I can articulate that gratitude.