Poetry in Motion


En la Sangre / In The Blood

Pat Mora

La niña con ojos cafés
y el abuelito con pelo blanco
bailan en la tarde silenciosa.
Castañetean los dedos
a un ritmo oido solamente
por los que aman.

The brown-eyed child
and the white-haired grandfather
dance in the silent afternoon
They snap their finger
to a rhythm only those
who love can hear.

"En la Sangre"/"In the Blood" by Pat Mora. Copyright © 1994. From In Other Words: Literature by Latinas of the United States, Roberta Fernandez, ed. Reprinted with permission of the author and Arte Publico Press.