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Masako, Where are you?

Masako, The last time I heard your voice you phoned to congratulate me on President Barack Obama’s victory. That has been awhile. I thought so deeply of you two weeks ago I phoned the Eurythmy school in Dornach, Switzerland to inquire about … Continue reading

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JOY IS

  Joy is having a girlfriend who has been ill stop by your new shop unexpectedly Joy is feeling the love, warmth and gratitude as you watch your girlfriend and your daughter caught up in a “catching up” conversation. Joy is understanding … Continue reading

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Black Link in the Chain

Black Link of the Chain By Anna Rene Greene Dell’Era Written January 7, 2011 The sparrow awakens me with his chirp Again, a returned resume waits in my mailbox I hold back a burp I am an educated opinionated black … Continue reading

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Dear Aunt Joan

Dear Aunt Joan If I could have you here for a day I would drive you to Mariastein in Switzerland If I had to, I would carry you down the steps into the “Grotte” Where legend has it, a small … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Black Link of the Chain

Black Link of the Chain By Anna Rene Greene Dell’Era Written January 7, 2011 The sparrow awakens me with his chirp Again, a returned resume waits in my mailbox I hold back a burp I am an educated opinionated black … Continue reading

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