Sunday, May 01, 2016

Yellow Flowers

I can't stop writing, so I am going to try to write a poem a day this month also.



Yellow Flowers


I saw flowers in my grandmother’s garden,
perhaps they were not flowers,
maybe they were candy, my childhood,
yellow memories, lips, time,
little piles of light, echoes of the sun
immersed in darkness, golden orioles perching  
in the air or on the stems;
I saw flowers and possibly not flowers,
Perchance it was my grandmother,
my grandmother in yellow,
in multiple portraits,
portraits in the petals.

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Sergio A. Ortiz is a Puerto Rican poet and the founding editor of Undertow Tanka Review. He is a two-time Pushcart nominee, a four-time Best of the Web nominee, and 2016 Best of the Net nominee. 2nd place in the 2016 Ramón Ataz annual poetry competition, sponsored by Alaire Publishing House. He is currently working on his first full-length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sergio A. Ortiz es poeta puertorriqueño que escribe en inglés y español. Actualmente trabaja en su primera colección de poesía, Elephant Graveyard, Cementerio de Elefantes. Ha sido nominado al premio Pushcart en dos ocasiones, al Best of the Web en cuatro ocasiones, y al Best of the Net, 2016. 2do lugar Premio Ramón Ataz de Poesía, 2016. Sus poemas han aparecido, o están por aparecer, en revistas literarias como: Letralía, Chachala Review, The Accentos Review, Resonancias, por mencionar algunos.

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