"You were three years of water." How deeply this resonates with me. It comes from bittersweet and intimate memories that I go over a lot mentally. I'm certain that anyone who reads those six simple words has their own encounter of a three year affair or event in their life. It doesn't even matter. This very … Continue reading Acknowledgment
There is something astounding you feel within when you share a certain kind of suffering with someone. It was naïve of me to think that there was no one else out there who’d understand my sentiments. Yet here we are. I’m a Nuyorican. And for anyone who doesn’t know what that is, it’s a Puerto … Continue reading A Coming Identity
When Eve walked among the animals and named them — nightingale, red-shouldered hawk, fiddler crab, fallow deer — I wonder if she ever wanted them to speak back, looked into their wide wonderful eyes and whispered, “Name me, name me.” - Ada Limón (1976) I found this poem while riding the NYC subway. I was … Continue reading ‘A Name’ by Ada Limón
Writing has always been my favorite way to express myself. I can take my time with my thoughts and find the words to exactly articulate what I’m thinking. Blogging requires me to be more consistent so it’s important to keep it fun & interesting. I've been spending a lot of time writing since creating StayBlooming.com. … Continue reading Therapeutic Writing
Take advantage of these free Kindle downloads: bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward salt. & nejma by Nayyirah Waheed I had the wonderful opportunity of downloading salt. when it was free some time ago and fell in love with Ms. Waheed's work. Her piecey poetry was everything my soul needed and didn't even know it. I'm so excited … Continue reading Free on Kindle: Yrsa Daley-Ward & Nayyirah Waheed
For the short poetry lovers, here is a read that you will not regret. I've followed @nayyirah.waheed on Instagram for quite some time without really sharing her wonderful book '.salt' published in 2013. She's very intense yet delicate in her word choice. She's not afraid to speak on the perspectives of people of color. I would … Continue reading Poetry Read: salt.