Festival of Lights, 2013

Congratulations to all you revolutionary petunias for a wondrous and inspirational evening of poetry. Every one of you was enchanting, and I enjoyed watching you celebrate each other's moment of glory on the stage with rapt attention and rapturous applause. What a fitting way to commence this season of gratitude. 

I've included a literary gift as a token of gratitude for all of you.

Like You 

Like you I
love love, life, the sweet smell
of things, the sky blue
landscape of January days.

And my blood boils up
and I laugh through eyes
that have known the buds of tears.

I believe the world is beautiful
and that poetry, like bread, is for everyone.

And that my veins don't end in me
but in the unanimous blood
of those who struggle for life,
love,
little things,
landscape and bread,
the poetry of everyone.

-Roque Dalton

–Ms. Eva

To see all of the Festival of Lights photos, click here.