National Poetry Month Day 15: Tomás Q. Morin


Tomás Q. Morín is the author of Patient Zero and A Larger Country. He translated Pablo Neruda’s The Heights of Macchu Picchu, as well as co-edited with Mari L’Esperance Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine. He teaches at Texas State University and in the low residency MFA program of Vermont College of Fine Arts.


Weather Sayings

Piece by piece breaks      the black wall
cloud of police;      they pound
like rain and say don’t     call it pain.


The cold fish      and muddy clouds
of your face blacken      then blue.
At work, your friends     clown and tip
toe around     in their rain boots.


When hope doesn’t     rise like bread,
drink the sunlight      to stay fed.

Original poetry published by The Rumpus. More from this author →