Monday, September 16, 2013

Water, Wings and Alliterated Wishes

¡El 16 de Septiembre!

In the town’s center lives an artist
painting silhouettes. “Everything
you do in life reflects in how you dance.”

Families and friends walk past a fountain,
the sun sauntering their backs through
sporadic, silent shade; balloons and flags
lilt in the breeze

Sensuous ladies in sleeveless dresses,
dark tresses caressing necks and
shoulders, crimson lipstick affable
on full lips

Small colorful parrots peer from tree branches
as dancers take the stage in rich, traditional
costumes; the exterior explodes lyrical music
on Independence Day.


— Pamela Sayers


An artist by profession, Pamela Sayers poetry is in part inspired by Mexico. Now living in Puebla, the former New Yorker teaches English while absorbing the local culture. Water, Wings and Alliterated Wishes — a poem that celebrates Mexico's Independence Day — first appeared on wordsandthoughtspjs and appears here with the author's permission.