El Mar Inclinando en los Ojos de Mi Mamá (The Ocean Leaning into My Mother’s Eyes)

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April 12, 2011 by jrwatson5

El mar inclinando en los ojos de mi mamá
Los ojos de mi mamá son azul como el agua.
Las olas son como la felicidad de ella.
La corriente es como su enojo.
Las rocas son la soledad.


My mother’s eyes are blue like the water.
The waves are her joy.
The current is her anger.
And the rocks are her solitude.

by Liliana, 2nd grade
Photo by BN catchesthelight via Flickr


This poem is featured as part of the 2011 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by WITS that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click on the logo to the left to learn more.


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