My Words

Understanding the World through words

Tag: Maria Rosa Menoçal

Shards Of Love pg. 35

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I love
Licking
the words
from your pages,
María.

Your insights
and characteristically
facetious tone
when dealing with
academic facts
are the
sweetest candy
to my piercing
Brown-eyes.

I savor your
words in my
mouth.
Turning them
over like
a slow
roasted
lamb.

If only my
faculties
could
remember
them
all.

Instead,
I have
re-read
them
from time
to
time.

Just to
get my
Intellect
full
one more
time.

When you
ironically,
describe
what constitutes
Moving-
from
medieval
to
modern
times,

I just
want to
kiss
your
Delicate
and Subtle
mind.

For María Rosa Menoçal

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Teacher you
Spent a lifetime
devoted to learning
Separating yourself
From the rest;

Poems,
Languages and
History, the
Lyrical things
of life you knew best…

Binding humanity
cohesively together-like a
puzzle,
It now makes
sense:

Sparring with academics
who ride a different stride
Your sagacious words shown
Your approach was a quest!

History will
include ideas you
left behind. Your words
are a legacy of a culture
left unnoticed-until you
Picked up the pieces
overlooked by many.
And, magically
in the intellectual world
you’re noticed!?

Though I never
sat in your classroom…

In my heart your wisdom
will never die.

Thank you for your devotion
Thank you for your perseverance
Thank you for persistence
Thank you for sticking around.
Thank you for making your presence known.
And, thank you for making your words
unconfined.