Craving Buenos Aires

20 Nov

Badgerdog summer camp writer Milo Avera leads us through the sights, sounds, and smells of Buenos Aires in this rich ode to the city he adores. Through a series of simple couplets, we taste the city’s delectable foods, embrace the spirited energy of the soccer field, and feel the comfort and confinement of clutter. With the culmination of all these details, we can’t help but love (and long for!) the city Milo brings to life with his words.


Ode to Buenos Aires

– after Kevin Young’s “Ode to the South”

The beautiful land of
Spanish soccer

I want to eat,

me in croissants,
caramel coffee

I want to be doused
in the famous caramel

I want to play
on the multi-colored console

dirty house,
filthy like a used cast-iron skillet

I want more room,
space like the space outside

smells like dulce de leche,
happy place

the circus being shown
in spotlight under the tent

I want to swim
in the crystal-like beach

I want to live in this
fresh beautiful city

Milo Avera
The Griffin School, Session II, Upper Elementary Workshop


2 Responses to “Craving Buenos Aires”

  1. Anonymous November 20, 2014 at 2:03 am #

    Great visual in words… way to go!!! Love Mom.

    • Anonymous November 24, 2014 at 12:42 am #

      Mi Amore! Que buena sus palabras de la ciudad de mi corazon.

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