Friday, February 19, 2010
to be a unicorn
by sticking a plunger on your head."
— Martin Espada
"A poem is not a pop-tart."
The Skull Beneath the Skin of the Mango
Espada uses great imagery in this poem when he describes the mangoes. Mangoes are such a delicious fruit, but now thinking about a mango having a skull in it makes me want to pass on future fruit cups. I am ignorant on the pain the American government inflicted on these people, but as with many government plans I am sure the angry in the poem has a valid reason behind it.
Posted by Michele Fambrough at 1:32 PM