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In the Blood

Pat Mora

En la Sangre
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.

In the Blood

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

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"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.


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