A Name


When Eve walked among

the animals and named them—

nightingale, redshouldered hawk,

fiddler crab, fallow deer—

I wonder if she ever wanted

them to speak back, looked into

their wide wonderful eyes and

whispered, Name me, name me.



Ada Limòn (USA, 1976 -), courtesy Poetry Motion (MTA Art&Design and Poetry Society of America)


To learn more about Ada: http://adalimon.com

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