Salsa! The Taste of Life, my new book soon to be released is a volume of short stories and poems. For the past few posts I’ve shared some of the material I had to edit because it would have made too big of a book to market. This poem I wrote is about one of the closest friends I’ve ever had. Every once in a while, God will send someone into our lives with such a sweet spirit, that when they are no longer a part of our life, we feel their absence much like a piece of dried bread misses its butter As you read this, let your friends know how much you appreciate them!
The Song of the Swallow
This morning I was down,
that is until I heard.
What did I hear?
The song, el canto de la golondrina.
What a breathtaking sound!
Pues la cancion de la golondrina.
It lifted my spirit,
soothed my weary soul,
brought peace to my home.
What was that? I heard you ask-
Pues la dulce cancion de la golondrina.
My restless children heard it,
and peace returned to them at once.
They cheered as they heard the melodic sound.
Otra vez, caramba! What sound you ask?
Pues la bella melodia de la golondrina.
No se como explicarlo.
All I know is the song of that grace filled swallow
set to flight, ten thousand of hell’s demons,
and once again peace was restored to my heart.
-EVA SANTIAGO Copyright 2012