Diaspora, or: Home

My 1st 'Synchronicity' poem EPIGRAPH: All language is a longing for home.-Rumi (1207 โ€“ 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 Marรญa 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 โ€“ 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…