August 14

A Letter to Juan Felipe Herrera

Dear Juan, (I hope it’s okay to call you that)

I can barely believe it but I have received your letter.
It’s your signature and title:  Juan Felipe Herrera
United States Poet Laureate.
Oh, of course I know it’s not really from you.

But this is just to let you know
I sent the donation you asked for
membership in the Academy.

Oh, and one more thing–I heard you read your poems
on National Public Radio.
I loved the way you read
one line in your language, one in mine.

Creo que estoy en amorada.
I think I’m in love.



Posted August 14, 2016 by carolroberts99 in category "Poetry

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