|Neptuno y Sirena en Barra de Navidad, Mexico|
I have seen my spirit
hiding in the dense core of a stone,
in the waves of the sea,
flowing wild and free
in rushing mountain streams,
laughing in the leaves rustling in trees,
in grasses waving in a breeze,
flickering in the stars on the darkest of nights,
wandering homeless among drifting clouds,
while still dreaming sweetly
in the cradle of a mother's arms,
given with each breath I breathe,
yet to my surprise,
never leaving the bosom of my heart
and I have seen it dance
in your smile
as it meets mine.
— Russell Rosander
An artist and poet living in the Costalegre of Mexico, Russell Rosander is also a co-founder of the Bar None Group. He hosts weekly readings and discussions on poetry, art, music and literature...but mostly poetry at Chynna's Backstage Bar and Blue Wave Cafe in Barra de Navidad, Mexico. You can find more of his writing at Russell Rosander Short Stories.
Spirit Dance, from Russell's latest chapbook of poetry — Seeds Awakening — reflect the author's thoughts and observations in the first quarter of 2016. He has three other limited edition volumes of poetry — The Devil is the Creator, Heart of One and MotMots Emergency — available for purchase at his Friday appearances at Hector's Corner Bar in Barra de Navidad. Copies are also available at Babalu's Café and Books in Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico.