Poem of the Day: Epigram #11 by Ernesto Cardenal

by Mark Chmiel

I’ve handed out underground leaflets,
Shouting Long Live Freedom! in the middle of the street
Defying the armed guards.
I took part in the April Rebellion:
But I grow pale when I pass by your house
And one glance from you makes me tremble.

 

According to Jonathan Cohen, editor of Cardenal’s Pluriverse: New and Selected Poems, Cardenal is “widely recognized as the most important living Latin American  poet.”

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