If you are craving poetry with a bit of exotic flavor, check out Stanley Niamatali\’s samplying of poetry at ArLiJo.
I bring you a papaya; you call me your sailor. The knife lays bare symmetry of halves, once one. Succulent sienna flesh, germinated from a hard seed of this earth, melts with a delicacy unlike this earth. Pulpy seeds release savory fire. The sky is full of birds. You put your hands over your eyes. Jude, your hound, howls at a spiraling leaf. The blue shell in the fallen nest oozes liquid time. I reach for your hand.
Copyright © 2011 by Stanley Niamatali.
Stanley Niamatali, born in Guyana, has been published by Oberon, Full Circle and Anthology of Appalachian Writers and The Caribbean Writer.
Keep the ArLiJo Poetry Award in mind.
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