Eduardo C. Corral

Eduardo C. Corral is most recently the author of Guillotine. His first book Slow Lightning, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition.

Nation Poetry

To a Blossoming Saguaro To a Blossoming Saguaro

May 9, 2024 / no-paywall / Eduardo C. Corral

Cayucos Cayucos

   boats used by African emigrants    to reach Spanish islands A girl asleep beneath a fishing net Sandals the color of tangerines Off the coast of Morocco A moonlit downpour, God’s skeleton Bark, dory, punt, skiff “Each with a soul full of scents” Day after day spent shaping A ball of wax into a canary Little lamp, little lamp The word “contraband” arrived In English in the 16th century via Spanish Throw your shadow overboard Proverbs, blessings scratched into wood The tar of my country better than the honey of others

Jun 28, 2011 / Books & the Arts / Eduardo C. Corral