A poem from faculty member C. Dale Young appears in the Spring 2017 issue of Blackbird:



Las Palmas Reales
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The palm trees clustered together on this beach,
transplanted here almost fifty years ago,
require not even a single word of praise—
unfortunately, I am not like these palms.
The bluish green Caribbean creates no sense
of urgency for them, no sense of being

. . . continue reading here.

(Photo by William Anthony)

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