Tag Archives: Mexico City

Listening

The first time he saw the tree, he was so overawed by its size and shape that he stared at it until people around him began to ask each other what the gringo could possibly find so interesting in that … Continue reading

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Madre / Mujer

The inspiration for this poem was larger than life-size bronze sculpture by Mexican/Costa Rican sculptor Francisco Zuñiga of an elderly Mexican peasant woman that I saw years ago in an art gallery a few blocks from my home in Minneapolis … Continue reading

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Mexico City Dream

I wish there was some way to get you & Mexico City together. You’d enjoy it. Your sharp eyes would pick out everything there is to see, & you’d walk around saying nothing while your mind took everything in & … Continue reading

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The Teacher, a story

“I have wanted to teach children since I was a young girl,” she said. “When I first attended school — what we call ‘kindergarten’ today — I’d sit there thinking: ‘What teacher does looks like so much fun!’ I was … Continue reading

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Mexico City Dream

      This poem was first published in the magazine “Valley Views”, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, in 1974. It is also the final chapter in my new and as-yet unpublished novel about Mexico City (“The City Has Many Faces: A … Continue reading

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