Resilience Does Not Forget: June 4, 1989 by Sherry Cheng

Years after a catastrophe, resilience continues to express itself. Memory lets us relive and reinterpret past events, unpacking things that overwhelmed us and growing our response over time. It is not an easy process. The approach of a date, a particular smell, image, or snippet of music can send us back to a deeply fearful … Continue reading Resilience Does Not Forget: June 4, 1989 by Sherry Cheng

Buried Memories: The Other Immigrants by Saba Husain

There are moments in which events in our past connect powerfully to our present. How do we express such synchronicity?   As human beings we move from one reality to another, crossing so many bridges that we become bridges ourselves: between countries, between cultures, between periods of time, between our own memories. Most of the time … Continue reading Buried Memories: The Other Immigrants by Saba Husain

Here Comes the Rain Again: Dripping Diamonds by Ofelia Adame Williams

Synkroniciti is ecstatic to present an original work created for our Open Mic last month by Ofelia Adame Williams. While sitting in her car between her day job and her night/weekend job as a chorister at Houston Grand Opera, she snapped this spectacular photo of rain drops collecting on her windshield. Isn't it terrific how beauty … Continue reading Here Comes the Rain Again: Dripping Diamonds by Ofelia Adame Williams

The Green Tree Snake and the Willow Wand

Here is a beautiful and sinuous poem about a tree snake reblogged from bluebellina. It is based on her father’s efforts to save a snake. Lovely unforced rhyme scheme and a delightful view of nature. Elegant.

bluebellina

Round the willow wand

The tree snake winds

Secure at last

No mops or brooms

No foreign wood pretending

To be

A tree

It winds itself

Mellifluously

Allows itself

To be carted

From this barren room

Where no trees sway

Where no snake

Should ever

Stay

With great relief

It leaves the wand

As miraculously

A tree

Appears

And

Out in the sun

The green tree snake

Lives

To see

Another

Day

To wind itself

Round eucalypts

And willow wands

At play

Copyright April 2013

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