Dec. 2, 1979, or: Jun. 24, 1999

A set of 'Lanternes' /ˈdiː//ˈɛn/ /ˈeɪ/same parentssame ancestorsrootsfirstboy, namedfor much lovedgreat-grandfatherloveofold agepregnancyunexpectedwownootherbrothers orsisters; just wetwowordswritingtraditionworld politicsmecoderap beatscars, fashionphotographyyouyearsoceansinterestsseparate us,but W3 poetry prompt This set of lanternes was written for Britta Benson's W3 poetry prompt, which was to compose a poem with a date as its title.

We honor our roots

On the momentous occasion, the youth nearly floundered before her humble hut but, shaking, managed to present Elder Aric with the fern leaf. "Greetings, Elder… Vedia offers tribute… We honor our roots." This piece of flash fiction was written in response to: The Sunday Muse #238; Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: 'flounder'; Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: 'roots';… Continue reading We honor our roots

The Raay, or: Creativity verses form

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person began writing verses back and forth over the Internet. Their first project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their first oeuvre, they decided to continue their journey together; and Sangeetha came up… Continue reading The Raay, or: Creativity verses form

Diaspora, or: Home

My 1st 'Synchronicity' poem EPIGRAPH: All language is a longing for home.-Rumi (1207 – 1273) I grew up in an immigrant family. At home our tongue was Russian. All my cousins' parents also spoke Russian, but never to my cousins. Only I talked with Babushka and Dedushka in Russian. They liked that. But we are… Continue reading Diaspora, or: Home

Religious Confusion, or: Cooperation

Poetry Partners #6 'Religious Confusion, or: Cooperation', a poem by Ron Rowland of 'Navigating This Thing We Call Life' A synagogue with a Catholic name and an Islamic architect And you thought you were confused I mean no disrespect Religious cooperation at its best eight hundred years ago Santa María la Blanca of Toledo, Spain… Continue reading Religious Confusion, or: Cooperation

Change your leaves, keep intact your roots…

Roots are not in landscape or a country, or a people, they are inside you.-Isabel Allende (b. 1942) A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.-Marcus Garvey (1887 – 1940) Storms make trees take deeper roots.-Dolly Parton (b. 1946) What a miracle life is and how… Continue reading Change your leaves, keep intact your roots…