Monday, April 30, 2012

A Haiku for You

Since there is still a little bit of April (aka Poetry Month) left, I’m posting a poem from my newest book Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices.


It’s short and simple. The photo that goes with it shows women and girls waiting on Ellis Island, poised for the next step in their immigration journey.





When the door opens
to this new land, watch me race
right in, barefooted.




Photo credit: Library of Congress LC-DIG-ggbain-01561

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