Friday, April 17, 2015

April 17th Poem - La Bella



LA BELLA

for Isolina Alfaro

This is the time, during the war,
la bella started wearing rainbow dresses.

To some they looked like ordinary clothing
but to those who loved, the dresses

contained all the colors of the rainbow.
When the beautiful one was a child

she thought she could
touch the stars from a hilltop
and they would feel sharp and warm.




from Singing Magic by Barbara Alfaro
© Barbara Alfaro