Monday, July 10, 2017

Welcome to Blanca Alicia Garza!

Tonight I'm thrilled that I have another poet who is new to The Song Is...  As her poems and bio reveal, she is not new to poetry, though.


She is clothed with an inner strength
and laughs without fear of the future.
eye shine, ignites sparks in my heart.
she judges none, and walks with grace.
Her dreams are in a technicolor palette
and lights her way through the darkness.
She adores dancing in the pouring rain
Blowing dandelions in summer breezes 
Talks to the moon about her eternal love 
She smiles as squirrels dance in trees,
loves spending time watching kids play.
Her dream was to be a great writer, but 
falling in love with a poet was her destiny.

A Bed of Earth

My time has come 
I was not ready 
But she does not forgive 
I'm here in this cold box
I wonder if I loved enough 
I can't feel the sun now 
and tear drops are falling 
watering thirsty soil 
I feel them all crying 
but I cannot hear at all; 
silence is just deafening. 
I have blessed peace and 
tranquility within my heart. 
Although my soul aches 
for those I left behind, 
I can feel a strong rhythm,
it is a much loved Mariachi
playing my favorite songs?
I'm singing now, so loud!
Don't be sad my loves
I'm in a wonderful place,
with roses in a bed of earth
tears and sadness are gone.

(Initially published on Indiana Voice Journal)

"Tattooed" by Thomas Leuthard, 2011

Flaming Wings

She had fire 
on her wings, 
and deep wounds 
in her heart, 
reborn like a phoenix 
from the burning 
ashes of Hell, 
she had a shattered soul 
and it was coming out 
through her eyes, 
warm and salty tears 
like an endless rain. 
But still she is not defeated, 
she'll wipe her tears and 
spread her wings wider, 
the time to soar even 
higher has come.

(Initially published on Whispers)

Bio: Blanca Alicia Garza is a Poet from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a nature and animal lover, and enjoys spending time writing. Her poems are published in the Poetry Anthologies, "Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze", and "Dandelions in a Vase of Roses" now available at Blanca's work can be found in  The Poet Community, Whispers, The Winamop Journal, Indiana Voice Journal, Tuck Magazine, Raven's Cage Ezine, Scarlet Leaf Review as well as Birdsong Anthology 2016, Vol 1.

I've heard much about Carla Bley, but I've never actually listened to her music.  Here is her "Lawns" with Steve Swallow:

She often played with Charlie Haden.  Here is "Ballad of the Fallen" with a full roster of artists:

This is "Who Will Rescue With You?"

Here is a more recent recording with her trio:

I'll finish with her "Fleur Carnivore":

1 comment:

  1. Very lyrical, philosophical and soulful! thank you for sharing.