bilingual, writing

June 2021 Poetry Challenge

I’ve returned from several days in Arizona for my uncle’s funeral. I wrote a poem to commemorate Uncle Peter which I read at the service. Since celebrating a life is on my mind, this month the poetry challenge will be to write a memorial poem. The subject can be personal, someone from your own life, […]

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blogging, writing

Are We Alive?

Yellow and orange autumn leaves litter the streets. A cold snap sings a lullaby to flora and foliage. This season reminds me of the Greek myth of Persephone. She eats the pomegranate seeds that doom her to life underground for several months a year. Her mother Demeter, goddess of agriculture, mourns her daughter’s loss to […]

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