A Poem for You: Learning to See in Darkness

Learning to See in Darkness

Silver Woman, by Nina Serrano, page 101 of Heart Strong, Selected Poems 2000-2012

Silver Woman, by Nina Serrano, page 101 of Heart Strong, Selected Poems 2000-2012

You are learning to see in darkness
Moving by feel
Your skin an antenna
Goose bumps signal when you find a live wire
Words electrify the spirit with a flash of light
illuminating the pathway
as it fills the night
Close your eyes in the dark
You picture the sun
You are learning to see in darkness
Squinting fear into courage

Page 116, Heart Strong, Selected Poems of Nina Serrano 2000-2012
©Nina Serrano

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About Nina Serrano

Nina is a well-known, international prize-winning inspirational author and poet. With a focus on Latino history and culture, she is also a playwright, filmmaker, KPFA talk show host, a former Alameda County Arts Commissioner, and a co-founder of the San Francisco Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Oakland Magazine’s “best local poet” in 2010, she is a former director of the San Francisco Poetry in the Schools program and the Bay Area’s Storytellers in the Schools program. A Latina activist for social justice, women’s rights, and the arts, Nina Serrano at 84 remains vitally engaged in inspiring change and exploring her abundant creativity. For more information go to ninaserrano.com or contact her publisher at estuarypress.com. For more detailed information about Nina see About Nina on her website.

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A Poem for You: Learning to See in Darkness — 2 Comments

  1. Gorgeous poem & painting, Nina. Can’t wait to get the books. I missed you at the last two Salons. Happy New Year. Love, Florence

  2. Dear Nina,
    What a wonderful blog. I a very impressed and I love the poems and the way you preview them. Your poetry and artistry is growing and developing. And you are correct they speak to me. Thank you.

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