Saturday, March 18, 2017


March 18, 2017

Dear Subscriber:

Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week is national identity, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, which falls on March 17, and Purim, which fell on March 11 and 12.

Today’s poem is a name poem about how, for an immigrant, national identity is elusive.

I welcome comments on my poems at


Nick Gordon

Jorge is not quite George, nor is he Horhay.
Old or young, he'll always be between.
Rivers flow through boundaries to the sea,
Guided by the law of gravity,
Eroding the land as they carve their winding ways.

© by Nicholas Gordon

Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at For more poems about nationality and race, go to .

This week’s theme: National Identity
March 18: Jorge

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