Posts filed under ‘Alma Flor Ada’


by Alma Flor Ada
from World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from The Metropolitan Museum

Music fills the room
as we play.
Seven of us grow
taking up all the space
leaving only enough room
for a couple to dance
with quick steps
her flying hair
in abandonment.
Two absorbed by our music
which continues to take over the world
everything else forgotten
like scattered litter strewn
on the dance floor.


April 16, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment


En el prado el cara­col
saca los cuer­nos al sol.
Como pre­mio, el gira­sol
Le da un beso al caracol.

La abejita presurosa
Saluda a la flor pre­ciosa.
¡Qué promesa, la pri­mav­era
mañana de primavera!


A tiny snail is wind­ing along,
Stretch­ing his feel­ers toward the sun.
When she sees the snail in bliss,
A sun­flower leans over to give him a kiss.

A busy bee joins in the play,
Buzzing over to say, “Good day!”
Oh, what delights a day can bring
On this very first morn­ing of Spring!

Muu, Moo!: Rimas de animales/Animal Nursery Rhymes
Latin Baby Book Club

February 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

I Love Saturdays Y Domingos

I Love Saturdays y domingos by Alma Flor Ada

September 26, 2010 at 11:23 pm Leave a comment