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Haiku [for you] by Sonia Sanchez

Haiku [for you]
by Sonia Sanchez

love between us is
speech and breath. loving you is
a long river running.

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Like the Singing Coming Off the Drums by Sonia SanchezSOURCE

This poem appeared in Like the Singing Coming Off the Drums by Sonia Sanchez, published by Beacon Press, 1999. Shared here with deep gratitude.

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“In haiku, tanka, and sensual blues, Sonia Sanchez writes of the many forms love takes: burning, dreamy, disappointed, vulnerable. With words that revel and reveal, she shares love’s painful beauty.”

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