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A Poem for You: Learning to See in Darkness


Learning to See in Darkness

by Nina Serrano

Learning to see in darkness, Silver Woman, poem and drawing by Nina Serrano,
Silver Woman, by Nina Serrano, from Heart Strong, Selected Poems 2000-2012

from Heart Strong, Selected Poems of Nina Serrano 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

© 2013 Nina Serrano

Heart Strong, Selected Poems 2000-2012  completes my trilogy Heart Suite presenting selections from my 43 years of poetic work begun with Heart Songs: 1969-1980 and then continued with Heart’s Journey, Selected Poems 1980-1999. I am glad to be caught up with the 21st century.

Heart Strong, Selected Poems 2000-2012 includes Nina Serrano’s most matured poems as well as many drawings from her journals and dreams, or drawn expressly for a particular poem. The exquisite cover by Adrian Arias and the other paintings and photographs presented in the book are by artist friends. Estuary Press has provided endnotes to explain the historic context of the poems and their poetic form, for later generations of readers.

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