bilingual, En español, Nature, writing

22 September Poem

Haiku for you. In Spanish too. Happy Autumn! Haikú para ti. En español e inglés. ¡Feliz otoño! 22 September, Twin Sister Haikus cool air, happy lungs autumn equinox arrived the next season walks in + + farewell city pool red leaf on outdoor table where is my sweater? –Rebecca Cuningham, 21 September 2022 22 septiembre […]

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bilingual, En español

Windy September Poetry Challenge

Thanks to the twelve poets who returned the call of the wind muse this month. Writers from seven countries participated, each with their own point of breeze. The challenge was to write a free verse anaphora poem about wind. I’ve translated each poem into Spanish. All rights to the poems are the sole property of […]

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bilingual, En español, writing

September 2022 Poetry Challenge

Welcome poets and poetry readers, to the Fake Flamenco Poetry Challenge for September. This month we will write a free verse elemental poem using the theme of wind. Choose to write about a breeze, a head wind, tornado… You are not required to use the word wind. For the challenge, write up to eight lines […]

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bilingual, Chile, En español, history, Spanish Culture and Language

Stuck on Page 49

Sunday, thirteen million Chileans voted on the first new constitution since the dictatorship. The Constitutional Congress worked for a calendar year on the document. In Santiago, huge rallies filling long city streets three days before the plebiscite showed huge numbers in favor of “Apruebo,” I approve. By 8 pm on September 4, the votes were […]

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bilingual, Chile, En español, history, Indigenous Peoples, Spanish Culture and Language, The Americas

New Chilean Constitution Vote Sunday September 4

For Chileans, the most important vote this year will be Sunday; to ratify or reject the new democratic Constitution. The 170+ page document carefully crafted over 12 months by the Constitutional Congress, guaranties rights to Chileans young and old, with and without resources, and to all ethnicities and genders. The Constitution specifically ensures the rights […]

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