On New Years Day Unicorns Fly

Unicorn Horn in Night Sky by Nina Serrano

Unicorn Horn in Night Sky by Nina Serrano

The year ends in pajamas
and nibbles of holiday leftovers
and tying up loose ends
tossing out clutter that gets in the way
of winged unicorns preparing for flight
and the soaring journey of the herd
Lured by the glittering cosmos above
they take a galloping start
leaving footprints in the dust of dawn
and marks in time.

©2013 Nina Serrano

From Heart Strong, Selected Poems 2000-2012

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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.


On New Years Day Unicorns Fly — 6 Comments

  1. Cara Nina–Lovely poem—Happy New Year from Aggie and me
    with Love to you and Paul. Sempre—Jack

  2. Dear Nina, Wonderful poems. I love the winged unicorns! I just completed the new collection of poems that really started with a poem dedicated top you on the 2009 Winter Solstice. Abrazos–Francisco

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