Grandmother was a young girl when an ancestor visited her. A gentle man from her third heritage with a wooden flute in hand played a pleasing tune a soothing sound to which she gently swayed. She asked him where he’d come from, and how he found his way, He said a butterfly mapped the route and he followed the nightingale’s song but most of … Continue reading Visit From An Ancestor
A New bud appeared after the mighty snow fall Hyacinths dance Continue reading Haiku # 108
“Roll over Beethoven!” How I loved this line. What a visual for a kid who loved both classical and pop music. The one and only “Chuck Berry, the singer-songwriter and guitarist who was one of the architects of rock ‘n’ roll” passed away yesterday at the age of 90. His style and energy will never be forgotten as he held concerts well into his eighties. … Continue reading The Poet of Rock & Roll
I love the sound of poetisa, Spanish for female poet or poetess. In honor of Women’s History Month I must salute my favorite poetisas. I will focus on Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou, and Julia Burgos. Emily Dickinson was first introduced to me in seventh grade. My teacher would have been classified as a spinster back then. She was in her late forties and not married. … Continue reading Poetess
When a poet dies Can a crazy world still survive? Will lavender’s aroma fade suddenly? I do not know for sure. But I do know a poet is a little god that whispers truths forever. Rest in Peace Mr. Derek Walcott. Continue reading Poet Laureate: Derek Walcott dies at 87.