www.youtube.com/watch?v=teqHeP1od7MI have been writing poetry since I have memory. Even when I arrived to London I kept writing in Spanish ( my first language) it has been recently that I start to write poetry in English.
Being organizing and leading Stratford Poetry Group has been an amazing experience and a good opportunity to encourage myself to write poetry in English.
I have noticed how different my mind works and how I express my feelings through another language, it is not only about my vocabulary but also how I express myself and how other people can receive and understand me.
I can see how different we could think just for the fact of talk in another language.
When we have some creative games during our sessions I wrote in Spanish or English and even for the same topic my poems looks very different. It is a deep journey diving into, no just my feelings but also into a different culture and how my mind react about that.
It is not just about poetry I guess, it is also about life.
Here one of my poems from the "Deep Journey" - poetry Booklet.
Waiting room - By Sonia Quintero
I wear my best dress
carefully choose my earing,
and my t-shirt
colors needs to match
I am ready !
Even if your chair is still empty
I will be waiting for you.
Playing with my cup
avoiding seeing my watch
I don't want to believe
you will not be here again.
Oh no, maybe it is just you being late
drink another tea
you will be here soon
I am sure.
The sun disappears
the moon comes to me
and you haven't arrived yet.
I have been in this room before
I remember now
thousand years waiting for you
imagining a hug and a kiss.
But you are still not here my dear
It sounds like ages ago
when you said: wait for me.
I wrote a story in my mind
as I needed to have an end
a proper good bye, wishing you all the best.
I close my journal
you are not here yet
and I will not be again.
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Sonia Quintero Poet and organizer of Stratford Poetry group.