Painting A Prayer for Haiti (& a poem)

A Prayer for Haiti; 2014; 15" x 11"; watercolor.

A Prayer for Haiti; 2014; 15″ x 11″; watercolor.

How my heart cringes
on this mountain carcass –
mounded bones stripped bare.
Flayed flanks decay
into ceaseless city striving.

Betrayed and battered,
you sprawl
exposed,
miserable,
dull with hunger.

But I sense something here,
yearning at the fringes.
Something broods
at the frayed edges
of this wasteland.

Something determined,
stubborn,
more powerful
and pervasive
than all that pushes you down.

A Spirit,
here,
weeps before dawn,
settles into these cracks,
and holds its ground.

A Mountain top in Haiti, 2014, (c) Colleen Briggs

A Mountain top in Haiti, 2014, (c) Colleen Briggs

4 thoughts on “Painting A Prayer for Haiti (& a poem)

  1. Thank you Teresa! I’m sorry I’ve been so out of touch for the last month plus – travel, eye surgery and computer problems. I usually post first thing on a CO morning, but I need the help of a coffee shop internet connection so posted at an unusual time. It’s late for you! I look fwd to catching up soon on all the wonderful posts you’ve written!

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