Each Wave Is the Water

Homero Aridjis

EACH WAVE is the water


Man is one


Leaves and green go together

wings and air


rivers are this River


and the ark goes alone through the night




Aridjis, Homero. “Each Wave is the Water.” Trans. W. S. Merwyn. Eyes to See Otherwise: Selected Poems = Ojos, de otro mirar. Eds. Betty Ferber and George McWhirter. New York: New Directions Book, 2002. p. 23.

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