Prison Poems by Ric Hyland

BLACK AND WHITE

Affinity

my brother

     is soul deep

          not

              skin deep.

 

It tugs

across the pulse

     of hearts

to join

     not part

that kindred spark

of inner being which links

us all --

      nor bold

          nor small --

with hooks to earth

as sacred soil

 

together

 

in our common toil.

 

Soledad 1966

  

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL

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Ric Hyland on Roger Sale

In response to Joe Wilson's "Who was your favorite prof" question designed to elicit responses for our Class Notes, Ric Hyland wrote the following -- edited down for the Notes, but here it is in full:

Dear Joe: