Song of the Spirit

Part four of the author’s Roots of Greatness, Wings of Light set about her grandparents (the other three parts are essays). This wildly imaginative poem reflects on her maternal grandfather’s spirituality and dignity.


Forgetfulness is “a pool of quicksand, without depth | Swirling in a rapid and ceaseless vortex.”

Of Wisdom and Beauty

Part one of the author’s “Roots of Greatness, Wings of Light” collection about her grandparents. This essay centers on her paternal grandmother, “Mamo.”