Showing posts with label A Wrinkle in Time. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A Wrinkle in Time. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A Wrinkle in Time: Singing in the Rain

Amadou Diallo [Say it “Amado”. Loved one]
Not one but 41.
Multiply it.
I place all of Heaven with its power
The skies gone gray, pouring from L.A. to Harlem, USA.
Umi’s light dims
The Goddess frowns
The Star on the Tree lost in the haze
of acrimony at 30 Rock.
Anthony Baez
My chest tightens
No playing ball allowed.
But he’s just a boy
Taste the rainbow
of blood-splattered skittles
I have a dream
I will color my hoodie
with the tears of my pain.
Protect my daughters
Kiss my brothers
Bless me, Ultima
I still dream of Avonte’s little face.
How did we lose you,
when we left you safe at school?
And the fire with all the strength it hath
Ferguson burns
Candlelight vigils lit in vain
This type of warfare isn’t new or a shock…
Just hit rewind, again
1993 mad kids are getting tense
We didn’t start the fire
And the winds with its swiftness on its path
And the bombs
in my head
in my head
Oscar Grant.
Don’t turn ya back.
We come in peace
Where is Daddy?
Who shot ya?
Mercy, mercy, me
Defeat and sorrow
I cannot carry the weight
of the heavy world
All these, I place
with the Universe’s almighty help and grace

Between myself and the powers of darkness

Monday, September 16, 2013

Reading Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane

A few weeks ago, I picked up The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman and read it one sitting. I have been a fan of Neil Gaiman and his wife Amanda Palmer for several years but I had never actually read one of his books.

I was curious about this one since it was getting so much buzz. I was not disappointed. Well, actually I was but only because it ended and I hadn't gotten enough.

There is something fantastically beautiful and otherwordly about this book. It reminded me of a few gems I have loved like Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, which is the story of Meg and her little brother Charles Wallace, the pain of immortality in Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, and lastly the magical struggle between love, life and death crafted by Ray Bradbury in From the Dust Returned.

Mostly, it reminds me of the latter in a very good way but I was left with a craving for more, especially more from the Hempstock women and with questions about what happened to Lettie.

I hope we get to revisit this wonderful family. What was your impression of what happened to Lettie?

Neil Gaiman Sign
Neil Gaiman Sign (Photo credit: lizohanesian)
Cover of "From the Dust Returned: A Novel...
Cover of From the Dust Returned: A Novel
Cover of "A Wrinkle in Time"
Cover of A Wrinkle in Time
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