“In A Grain Of Sand” – Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

I heard this poem read on the radio last night and wanted to post it. Jesus Papoleto Melendez is considered one of the founders of the Nuyorican movement. You can hear the full show (and watch some video clips) at the Sugar In My Bowl page.

In A Grain of Sand – by Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

We are Starseeds
every one of us –
you & me,
& me and you
& him & her,
& them
& they
& those
Who know of this
are truly blessed

True for all
living beings,
beings living –
not humans only,
but ants & trees
& the open breeze,
things that breathe
air or fire,
water, earth
all kinds of dust
& dirt,
particles
a part of all,
all a part
of –

Everything is
in everything;
thus, it sings
& its song
is life,
life is
a seed of Stars,
the dust of Suns
& Moons –
rocks & dust
& outer smoke
in outer space
Floating
in a bath of timelessness,
counted, measured
numbered
by some species –
others care not;
Science & Mathematics,
Poetry in motion,
Motion
in a Helix’s curve,
And Life
on Earth
becomes visible
to you
through the naked I.

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