Tanka for the Full Moon of the Rabbit year
From his dark warren,
the rabbit, full of wonder,
peers at the full moon.
He would gnaw at it, big turnip,
and nibble at the dense stars
--------------© Rafael Jesús González 2011
Born in the bicultural/bilingual setting of El Paso, Texas/Juárez, Chihuahua, attended the University of Texas El Paso, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, & the University of Oregon. Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing & Literature, taught at the University of Oregon, Western State College of Colorado, Central Washington State University, the University of Texas El Paso, and Laney College, Oakland where he founded the Mexican and Latin American Studies Dept.