The Tragedy of Hats
BY CLARINDA HARRIS
is that you can never see the one you’re wearing,that no one believes the lies they tell,
that they grow to be more famous than you,…
Woman in Peru, October 2015. (Photo courtesy of John Mark Jennings )
Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca Peru, October 2015 Photo courtesy on John M. Jennings
On the Island
BY LAWRENCE RAAB
After a night of wind we are surprised
by the light, how it flutters up from the back of the sea
and leaves us at ease….
Song of the Open Road
BY WALT WHITMAN
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
BY CÉSAR VALLEJO
TRANSLATED BY DON PATERSON
I’m sitting here on the old patio
beside your absence. It is a black well.
We’d be playing, now. . .
A beautiful poem… you can listen to the awesome Mercedes Sosa sing it in Spanish here: