Where have I been?

In the last few months I have been connecting with Pasifika Friends, as we carry our cultures in the heart, in the art, and in the soul wherever we go, and connect to families who share that same passion to continue meaningful cultural practices even whilst embracing new homes. I have been hearing stories ofContinue reading “Where have I been?”

Sorry Poem – Miranda speaks to her lost child

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
i am sorry my lost one that choosing a name for you has taken so long it’s just we had to find it for you when we were swimming in the butterfly tears i thought i knew it before you were born but we you were here and gone so…

Blue Bonnets

I wrote this poem a few years ago, but in light of the recent events in Texas it seemed a good time to share it publicly. At the time I penned it a mother had suddenly lost her husband and I was extremely moved by her situation. The poem is not specifically about her,┬ábut moreContinue reading “Blue Bonnets”

Skin and bone, short curly hair, dreams and fancies: Piece 17

She was a funny little thing that childhood me – skin and bone, short curly hair, dreams and fancies. She used to like to pretend she knew Joan of Arc personally. She was riding in her army. She stopped her burning at the stake. She loved to pretend she was Heidi, and so when takingContinue reading “Skin and bone, short curly hair, dreams and fancies: Piece 17”

Swing Waiting For Child

swingwaitingforchild, a photo by gumbootspearlz creations – June Perkins on Flickr. I think this swing waits for a child or a person with a child’s heart or a parent with a daughter or son to entertain. This swing waits and is still for there is no wind. Today my friends, family and I facebooked aboutContinue reading “Swing Waiting For Child”