Friday, July 22, 2011

Our Second Community Poem: 'Reflection'

Liberated Muse poets create Community Poem #2 (from top left: Jimmy DiLorenzo, Zaccai Free, Khadijah Ali-Coleman and Chenyelu Bomani)     

This past Wednesday, WAMU reporter Jessica Palombo interviewed me to talk about the network and about arts in the DC metro area. Thank you to the few of you who responded to my call for those to come and speak to Jessica about what meant to you. Special thanks to Colie Williams for coming out the day of the interview. Jessica will be including music from Colie's new album in our pre-recorded radio interview. Stay tuned for the link to the interview and air date.

Colie made mention of having a ball participating in our first community poem that we created last week. Decided to do another this past week and the beautiful poem "Reflection" was created.  Liberated Muse poets Chenyelu Bomani, Zaccai Free, and Jimmy DiLorenzo added verses to my inital lines and voila. Check it out.

Blooming petals of intellect tear away to betray the heart
Unprotected, pulsating, it pumps crazily with liquid fear"
Knowing it must reveal
How the shadows had formed
Reflecting only non verbal gesticulations
Of sacred volumes in that isolated space
Unbridled tomes
That occupy same time, same place
Illumination reveals the now open gate
searing epitaph, life
screams remember me
eternity yawns
But fear is revealed as a hoax when exposed by the light
Its chains are broken and calm rests upon the knowing
Where tranquility rode in the flood
Wave upon wave
Until only ripples made rhymes,
Immortal is the reflection,
Not found in mirrors.
by Liberated Muse poets Chenyelu Bomani, Zaccai Free, Jimmy DiLorenzo & Khadijah Ali-Coleman
© 2011

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