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Sonia Sanchez: 4 haiku (for Eugene Redmond)

As a companion to today's post from Helene Atwan about attending a 75th birthday celebration for poet Sonia Sanchez, here is a poem from Sanchez's forthcoming Morning Haiku, written for the poet Eugene Redmond.

4 haiku
(for Eugene Redmond)

Blue atom
poet transcribing
our flesh

your quicksilver
words waterfalling in
sweet confession

you have taken down
the morning turned it into
a roar of blackness

your poems...
butterflies fluttering down
to earth.

Sanchez, Sonia. "4 haiku (for Eugene Redmond)." Morning Haiku. Boston: Beacon Press, 2010.