Monthly Archives: January 2011

NELSON, IF YOU MUST GO (Poem for Nelson Mandela)

NELSON, IF YOU MUST GO If you must go know that your shadow reigns supreme internationally. If you must go, Tell Martin that his people have almost reached the promised land and that President Barack Obama is the new man … Continue reading

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SHO’ IS AN UGLY CHILE!

I had an uncle,  my Mom’s older brother, who used to tell me how ugly I am..This is not a “poor me” perspective, just a memory to share.  This troubled memory intertwines with another cherished one, that of my Grandom’s one and only … Continue reading

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NOT SO DRY…..BONES

These dry bones in this castle of 53 years warn me that I shouldn’t attempt that double pirouette when my spine attempts to block, my mind tells it, “not yet” I look at my teacher, an octogenarian of 85 years … Continue reading

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FOREIGN WISDOM (Japanese/German/English Words of Wisdom from Masako, my Japanese Eurythmy friend

  Rummaging through my old journals, I luckily stumbled upon a poem that my friend, Masako, had given me during my recovery from a hysterectomy.  Masako and I met while we studied Eurythmy at the Academy of Eurythmische Kunst in Switzerland. I recall … Continue reading

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TO MY NIECES

TO MY NIECES (Ebony, Shatera, Tylisha, Naturia, Amber, Yashman, cousins Milon, Kelis,  Tracy, Todd, Kayla and Joshua) by Anna Greene Dell’Era Yes, though there are thousands of air miles between you and me Please, understand that this reality will never … Continue reading

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WE

We, brown skinned, black skinned, ivory skinned women, We, of upright posture and pearly teeth, We, Sisters who carry the weight of the spirits… Our children….our children, vessels of attempted destruction. We sow, reap, We keep quiet, speak, We hurt, … Continue reading

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WOMEN SHIFTING PAST EXIT(Imprisoned Smiles)

The women of Mae Hong Son, Thailand continue to partake of a custom initiated by the men hundreds of years ago. According to our guide, this custom was initiated so that the men can hear when their women sexually stray.  These resplendent, … Continue reading

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WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER ONE…..?

After work yesterday, I moved my car to a legal parking area, braved the cold and frugally skipped the tram(3.20 Swiss francs), and walked the 10 or so minutes to my favorite newspaper/magazine shop at Barfusserplatz in Basel.  The goal was … Continue reading

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Chocolate Covered Southern Belle (In Honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

When I moved to Europe, I recall wanting to march to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, even thought it meant that I would march alone.  My husband suggested that this practice would be odd in Europe because it is … Continue reading

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WHEN YOU SIT TOO LONG

WHOA!!!!HEY TO ALL BLOGGERS! If you don’t want to end up on the proctologist’s table in the spoon position, while he applies rubber gloves and inserts one, oh no!!!! two fingers, then a tube, in the south pole..to check out a … Continue reading

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