From the Nicaraguan Poet Francisco de Asis Fernandez

nic-escritores

Anunque el cuerpo se marchite

 

Hay un misterio que sobrepasa mi llanto y mi sobriedad.

¿Qué esconden las tinieblas? ¿Qué disrazan las sombras?

Cuando era niño lloraba

No entendia la noche

Que tiene un dulce aroma de tierra pisada por las pajaros,

Y ahora no entiendo la muerte,

Aunque sepa que es cuando la luz se abre en el infinito

Y los ojos dejan de llorar.

 

Although the body may fade

 

There is a mystery greater than my weeping and my sorrow.

What does darkness hide, what do shadows disguise?

When I was a boy I used to cry.

I did not understand night

With its sweet aroma of earth softly trodden by birds,

and now I do not understand death,

although I am aware that it is when light opens to infinity

and eyes cease weeping.

Quabbin Writers Launch Microbursts on December 9 in Easthampton

Joie us for the launch of Microbursts – the Quabbin Writer’s Salon’s Debut Anthology –

on Saturday, Dec. 9, 3:30 pm at White Square Books, 85 Cottage St., Easthampton, MA.

Epi Bodhi

D. Dina Friedman

Marianne Gambaro

Kathryn Holzman

Jane McPhetres Johnson

Eileen P. Kennedy

Maureen Solomon

 

 

Great Falls Word Festival


The Quabbin Writers Salon of Western Massachusetts will read at the Great Falls Word Festival at 6:30 pm, Saturday, October 14 at the Harvest Restaurant in Turner’s  Fall.

They are reading for the first time from their newly published Anthology,  a collection of poetry and prose that explores nature, love and the labyrinths of lives fully lived.  Members of the Quabbin Writer’s Group have published widely in   literary magazines and books. but this is our first collaborative effort and include Epi Bohdi, D. Dina Friedman, Marianne Gambaro, Kathryn Holzman, Jane Johnson and Eileen  P Kennedy.  Join us for the reading and the rest of this wonderful festival,  which will run October 12-15 in Turner’s Falls.