Chicano Literary Movement · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Excerpt · Latin-American Culture · Latin-American Literature · Passage · Poetry

Lorna Dee Cervantes

I’m burning like the white ring
around the moon. “A witch’s moon,”
dijo mi abuela. The schools call it

“a reflection of ice crystals.”
It’s a storm brewing in the cauldron
of the sky. I’m in love

— Lorna Dee Cervantes, from “The Body As Braille,” Emplumada. (University of Pittsburgh Press; 1 edition, December 31, 1981)

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