poppies are not (Enough

Posted by Daniela Elza on Jan 07 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The sweet baby breath of these first days of the new year are giving me hope, even though the world does not stop its violence for the holidays.
Sarah Browning Chooses Her 2012 Poem of the Week Highlights. My “poppies are not (Enough” poem is one of them. Thank you, Sarah, for featuring my poem.
You can read the post here. See the rich palette of voices.

Thank you for your beautiful work on Split this Rock. Split this Rock is a network of socially engaged poets.
If you are into political resistance and social engagement through poetry, if you write poems of peace, provocation, and witness, check out their festival, their poem of the week, and their contests for adults and youth. Join in. Next festival in Washington DC is March 27-30, 2014.

“Don’t you hear this hammer ring?
I’m gonna split this rock
And split is wide!
When I split this rock
Stand by my side!”
—Langston Hughes

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