November Poetry Challenge/Reto poetico de noviembre

Thank you for your interest in the Poetry Challenge: Tanka Tribute! This month we have two tanka tributes from friends and two of my own. We’ll start with tribute for a public figure from the movies by a Spanish blogger friend:

¡Gracias por su interés en el Reto Poetico: Tributo Tanka! Este mes tenemos dos tributos tankas escritos por amigos y dos mías. Empezaremos con un tributo a una figura pública del cine norteamericano, por un amigo de blog español:

Spain/España:

SEAN CONNERY

James Bond you were,
A man who would be King there
in the fields and sands,
Afghanistan and London
were better for your charm yes!

–Francisco Bravo Cabrera

Traducción (por Rebecca)

SEAN CONNERY

Eras el James Bond
y el Rey Pudo Ser
Campo o Arena
Afganistan o Londres
¡mejor por tu carisma!

–Francisco Bravo Cabrera

Then, we’ll share in a beautiful tribute to a wonderful mother, by my dear friend in México who I’ve known since high school.

Entonces vamos a compartir un tributo bello a una madre maravillosa, por mi querida amiga en México quien conozco desde la escuela secundaria.

México:

Promesa eras
Desde el día que nació
Testigo fuiste,
De su abrazo de madre
Que sigue siendo mi hogar

LVR, Te amamos siempre

–Ithel S. Vilanueva

Translation (by Rebecca)

Always a promise
Since the day that we were born
You were a witness,
With your loving mother’s hug
That is my refuge and home

LVR, We will always love you.
– Ithel S. Villanueva

United States:

Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón

Artista Quino
Creador de Mafalda
Tira cómica
revela los problemas
escribiendo la verdad

The artist Quino
Creator of Mafalda
Famous comic strip
That reveals social problems
Joaquín writes all of our truths

–Rebecca Cuningham

Fern Cunningham-Terry

Cunningham-Terry
Escultora de Tubman
Honra historia
en la plaza pública
Sube al ferrocarril

Cunningham-Terry
Woman Sculptor of Tubman
Honors history
of important Black women
Time to Step on Board

–Rebecca Cuningham

Thank you, tanka poets for your participation! I appreciate your contributions very much. Next poetry challenge is the first week in December. Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco! ¡Olé! –Rebecca

¡Gracias a los poetas de tanka por su participación! La primera semana de diciembre haremos el próximo. ¡Gracias por leer Fake Flamenco! ¡Olé! –Rebecca

Mafalda character on wall in Buenos Aires Photo: Juandedeboca

Rebecca Cuningham

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