Last week, we shared Tita Lacambra Ayala’s latest publication entitled Tala Mundi which is a grand collection of her poetry over the past years. We have likewise noted how the book is divided into five sections or Suites as Ricardo M. de Ungria (the editor) calls them. I shared two poems from the Suite Gift of Silent Waters last week and so today I share with you two selections from Suite Saxophone Windows. Poetry Friday is being hosted this week by Karen at Karen at Edmisten. I would also include a few of Madam Tita’s photos and artwork courtesy of her brilliant singer-songwriter daughter, Cynthia Alexander.
A Turning Into Oneself by Tita Lacambra Ayala, 1974, p. 138 from Tala MundiA turning into oneself a humming of songs long lost fiber of thoughts stretched to breaking point How build the dam again how push back into place the breaks in the walls the fallen posts nail back the twisted wires remold a barricade against the tides A turning into self but learning a new song a truth unto one’s own