"Haiku for the Ancestors" by Donna Weir-Soley
Obama: bright light
Shooting across a dark sky
Ashé, egungun, ashé.
Donna Weir-Soley was born and grew up in Jamaica. She currently teaches at Florida International University. She is a poet and critic and has been widely published in journals such as Macomere, Caribbean Writer, Sage, The Carrier-Pidgin, Frontiers and in the anthology, Moving Beyond Boundaries. She was recently awarded a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship for career enhancement.
Next week Wednesday (01/28/2009), Monique Roffey, author of The White Woman on the Green Bicycle (Simon and Schuster UK, July 09), kicks off a new series of guest posts on this blog: My Pentateuch