martes, 11 de agosto de 2009

Redemption


Eyes forever shut,
finally shut and still as
earth devours the ego.



Execution


Hand submits to brain.
Brain thinks of utter evil.
Evil has a price.



Perfection


The rainbow triumphs
over storm and over rain
coloring bleakness.



My fashionista friend


This girl
has a sense of self.
This girl has a taste for wine.
This girl knows Prada and Glamour
and sips green tea
from her Jimmy Choo's...

This girl likes Brazilians
and kicking and boxing.
This girl loves Seattle,
proclaims herself
a fashionista
and thinks
for some reason
that I'm cool...
This girl from the mist
is worth much more
than the sum
of her outfit
and outward projection.
This girl
with the Blahnik's
has a brain
and a heart.



Dragonslayer

Fearsome waters,
quiet lake
pregnant
with the mystery
and the faint promise
of antediluvian,
saurian enigmas
objects of curiosity,
greed and wonder.

Swanlike and billowy
the silhouette scurries
too quick a motion...

Unsolved waters.
Willful depths.
Unwilling tale
told once again.



The sycamore tree

Stabbed by lightning,

the evening bleeds of light

and voltaic arches

contorted in zip-zags

of progressive,

terrifying trajectory

that threatens

the passive land

and the livid sky above.

The final spark

ignites the darkness.

Sudden torching of heaven.

Sordid raping of the earth below.

Acrid smoke, embers and ashes...

The sycamore tree

is no more.




Kennedy family-influenced world events




Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
Special Olympics, ongoing since 1968
First Moon Landing, 1969



Kennedy family pictures that have changed the world







Farewell to humanitarian extraordinaire Eunice Kennedy Shriver





Eunice Kennedy Shriver has always been a part of History.

Born to one of America's patrician families (some say America's only true "royal" family), she was sister to President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert Kennedy and current Senator for the state of Massachusetts Edward Moore (Teddy) Kennedy; daughter of powerful businessman, political figure and Ambassador to the United KIngdom Joseph Kennedy; mother to Maria Shriver Kennedy, prominent journalist and First Lady of California, and mother-in-law of California's currently serving Republican Governor Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger.

It was her love and devotion to her mentally challenged sister Rosemarie Kennedy the factor that compelled Eunice to found in 1968 the Special Olympics. This event forever changed the perception of the Nation and the world on those with physical and mental disabilities. It empowered and advanced the cause of this until then hidden and forgotten sector of the American population. It also indirectly and inevitably carved a place of her own for Eunice Kennedy Shriver in the History of great achievements for social justice and equality in the United States.

I leave to those who really knew her the task of eulogizing her and listing her many other personal qualities and intellectual and social passions. I just wanted to honor this remarkable woman with my modest tribute to her monumental accomplishment as a humanitarian and as a promoter of positive social change.

Los Angeles, August 11, 2009




FABLED HAVANA, STILL THE UNDISPUTED QUEEN OF THE CARIBBEAN







Even after hardship, neglect, the passing of time and mistreatment, Havana (La Habana) is still one of the most beautiful cities in the world



ROSITA FORNÉS Celebrating her 85th birthday with family, friends and fans at The Place, currently one of Miami's hotspots



ROSITA FORNÉS IN 2005



ROSITA FORNÉS IN THE 70'S (Characterized as El Pichi, from the Spanish musical review Las Leandras)



ROSITA FORNÉS IN ALL HER BEWITCHING GLORY (Photos from the 40's and 50's)







Mi foto
La Habana, Cuba, Los Ángeles, Estados Unidos
Nacido en La Habana, Cuba, el 3 de diciembre de 1960. Emigra a Estados Unidos en 1980, a través del éxodo masivo de Mariel. Ganador de numerosos concursos de poesía, literatura y ensayo en Cuba y Estados Unidos. Publica su primer poemario, "Insomnia" en 1988, con gran acogida por parte de la crítica especializada y el público. Considerado por críticos y expertos como uno de los poetas fundamentales y representativos de la llamada Generación del Mariel junto a Reinaldo Arenas, Jesús J. Barquet, Rafael Bordao, Roberto Valero y otros.