While I was incarcerated, one of my activities was writing poetry. I took a poetry class taught by a very talented poet from Guadalajara, Arturo Ipiens. We looked forward to an hour or two a week when Arturo would arrive with new assignments and I must admit, I learned a great deal from this person.
"Handmade in Mexico, (Hecho in Mexico)" was my first full book of poetry.
Below is the first of the poems with which I will highlight in upcoming blogs as well as the subject of my blog today. Please enjoy "The Water's Eye."
THE WATER’S EYE
Diamond water tumbles down.
It cuts stone, as stone cuts it.
The bone it touches chills.
When they collided, mist rose like cold steam;
a stone and water alchemy.
Below the mirrored surface,
a frigid world of swimming beings.
All makes and models,
engaged in the struggle
of life and death;
of eating or eaten.
Life is simple here;
Birth, life, love, and death,
pass by the same window, on the same day.
Seen only, by unseen eyes.
My name is Rebecca Roth. I am an author, poet, artist, and most importantly a doll maker/designer. I live and work in the central highlands of Mexico.