Quisqueya Bella

Feliz dia de la independencia Republica Dominicana! Happy independence day Dominican Republic! Had to post this today, better late than never!

Diciembre 27, 2014/ Revised February 27, 2017

 

Hay belleza

Belleza en todo…

 

La veo en las flores

En los niños crecidos

La huelo en la comida de mi abuela

Y los colores brillan, presentes en la gente, tienen

Arte, Historia, Naturaleza: oceano, montañas, y plantas

 

Oigo música de memorias

Veo pequeños preciosos

Banderas de celeste y rojo

Cruces albas y palabras sabias

Voces en canción y riza, cuerpos en ritmo

 

Amor hoy y mañana

Familia, amigos, veamos lo que no siempre se aprecia,

para esto estamos, con corazones alegres, libremente apasionados

 

Beautiful Motherland

There is beauty

Beauty in everything…

Her flowers full blown

In children full grown

The smell of food in her home with

Colors in every tone:

Everywhere, even through the phone

Nature, Art, History:

ocean, mountains, and trees

 

Music bringing memories and joy

Meeting pretty girls and boys

We see flags of blue and crimson

Cross of ivory and words of wisdom

Rhythm in strides, voices in song, laughter

Love today and after

Friends and family,

Let’s discern what you and I don’t always choose to perceive,

This is why we are here, and our hearts are happy, bonding freely

 

~Angeline R. Alcalá

 

3 thoughts on “Quisqueya Bella

  1. I loved reading your poem in both English and Spanish. Las palabras son preciosas en Español. Y ingles las tienen ritmo también. Gracias por compartir! Super creative and an amazing to describe the beauties of life. It’s cool how God can be glorified in all languages.

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