This blog's title means "Cuban-hearted woman" (very loosely translated!). I settled on this name because it had a nice ring to my unschooled ear and, more importantly, because I think the Cuban people seem to have so much
heart, and they're in my heart for that reason. In general, the people I've met in Cuba are quite consistently open-hearted and big-hearted in the way they relate to each other or to visitors in their beautiful land. A piece of my heart now resides in Cuba, with the warm, wonderful friends I've made there. This blog is not intended to be a guide to Cuba, just a forum for my eclectic bits of writing – poetry, opinion pieces and information gleaned from my personal experience and reading.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

POEM: Humanity

Here's a little poem that bubbled forth this morning. Although it is not directly about Cuba, it was inspired by the humanitarian projects I'm beginning to establish there, so I thought it fair to include it here! The idea I was playing with is the concept of being passionate, in a generalized way, about something rather than an individual.


I want to kiss you ‘til your head spins
and hug you ‘til you faint.
I want to teach you dirty words
and dance around you like a Maypole,
my ribbons ruffling your hair,

Love is a merry-go-round
and I am on the fastest horse.
Love is a widening circle
and you are the biggest sphere.

- J.R.C.
Oct. 2, 2010

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