evidence of gathering & shared abundance
microhistories of crops / cultivation
unwanted influences / colonization
& socio-cultural / economic impacts
Because of you, each day is a melon slice
smelling sweetly of earth.
Because of you, all fruits reach out to me
as if I were the sun.
Thanks to you, I live on the honey of hope.
∆ Nazim Hikmet, opening lines to “Because of You,” American Poetry Review (vol. 31, no. 1, January/Feburary 2002)
By Federico Garcia Lorca
of peach and sugar,
and the sun inside the afternoon
like the stone in the fruit.
The ear of corn keeps
its laughter intact, yellow and firm.
The little boys eat
brown bread and delicious moon.