Friday, November 11, 2005

More Foto Hay(na)ku Poems of Isla Mujeres For Isla Relief

(A make-your-own-darned-notecards fundraiser for Isla Relief)
All poetry copyright by Lorna Dee Cervantes. All photos copyright by QuiltingToad (Katy Anderson).
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Next Dock

NEXT DOCK

Cuátes:
Water + Sky
Fallen Angels = Fallen!



Working Wharf

WORKING WHARF

Water-bird
Working? Old
Bouy? Don't know.



WORKING WHARF (2)

First
Arrivals. All
Shovel. None look.


Isla Mujeres Dock 4

ISLA MUJERES DOCK 4

Pool
Blue, fishermen
Rest. Wharf, drunk!


Isla Mujeres Street-Playa


ISLA MUJERES STREET-PLAYA


New
Red tricycle —
No News! Luggage!



ISLA MUJERES STREET-PLAYA (2)

Proudly
Swept, Wilma
Wept streets—Try-cycle!



ISLA MUJERES STREET-PLAYA (3)

¡Wilma!
¡Permíteme pasar!
No me deja.



ISLA MUJERES STREET-PLAYA (4)

Working
Hands, hearts
Make this Isla.



ISLA MUJERES STREET-PLAYA (5)

¡Hay
"...Caballo vamo'
p'al monte," Isleños!*


* El Carretero by Guillermo Portabales - Buena Vista Social Club. Copyright 1997 World Circuit.


ISLA MUJERES STREET-PLAYA (6)

Red
Shirt, red
Bike — will work.



ISLA MUJERES STREET-PLAYA (7)

¡Límpia!
Shining streets
Three days after.



Red Banco

RED BANCO

All
Clear! Working,
Cooking, caring.... Returning!



Velásquez

VELÁSQUEZ

So
Much sand!
Snow! Simple will.



Hidalgo Scene

HIDALGO SCENE

Fish
Not, Delfino.
Flag not taken.



Fish Shops

FISH SHOPS


Blue,
Gold, fish!
Captain's Platter — There!



Isla Beach House

ISLA BEACH HOUSE


¡Palapa!
¡Ya techo!
Tortas del aire.



Motos

MOTOS

On
Hidalgo, worry-hipped
Men assess: Palms!



Open Shop Hidalgo

OPEN SHOP HIDALGO

It
Takes a
Worried man. Hold.



Gas Station

GAS STATION

¡Isla
De Islas!
No se va.



Las Palmas de Hidalgo

LAS PALMAS DE HIDALGO

"Yo
Trabajo sin
Reposo." Líbrarnos, Señor.


* from El Carretero by Guillermo Portabales - Buena Vista Social Club. Copyright 1997 World Circuit.


Trabajo Sól

TRABAJO SÓL

Ríos,
Rojo de
Lloro. Sin llantos.



Drain Clearers


DRAIN CLEARERS

What
Matter water?
We live here.



Camino

CAMINO

"Para
Cumplir con...
Mi penosa labor."*


* El Carretero by Guillermo Portabales - Buena Vista Social Club. Copyright 1997 World Circuit.


Posada

POSADA

¡Pásate!
Hay camino.
Descánsate. Hay sól.



Pink Posada

PINK POSADA

Love-wall,
Willful lilies
Stay here now.



Ghost Club

GHOST CLUB


¡Miguél!
Howard! ¡Músico!
No more dancing.



Clashing Colors

CLASHING COLORS

Not
All lost.
Time to repaint!



Calypso

CALYPSO

Blue
Blown arch
Heal my heart!



Waiting

WAITING

Cultura,
Palmas, Amór.
Espérame por favor.



Playa Palapa

PLAYA PALAPA

Playa
Perfect. Few
Drink. Be careful!



Playa Sól


PLAYA SÓL

It
Was here
Lovingly — Find it!



Playa Dos


PLAYA DOS

All
Wind takes
The sea returns.



Playa Ponder

PLAYA PONDER

Counter?
Walkway? Bench?
Scene so sad!



What's Left

WHAT'S LEFT

Sudden
Starts. Stops.
Stalls. Sudden tragedy.



Rubble Surf

RUBBLE SURF

Walking,
Waiting waves.
Willing wonder wandering.



Playa Sole

Playa Sole

Clean
Fish cleaner,
Plastic lounges -- Stacked!



Sergio's Fish Bench

SERGIO'S FISH BENCH

Work
A while.
Wait for fish.



Paseo

PASEO

Don't
Worry. There
But for work.



Isla Palms

ISLA PALMS

Broken
Trees, remain.
No broke dreams.



Wilma on Isla Mujeres, Oct. 22, 2005

Medina & Matamoros

Sea
Enters. Way
Stays. Spirit lives!



~ Lorna Dee Cervantes


October 27, 2005 - After Wilma
Copyright 2005 by Lorna Dee Cervantes. Photo copyright 2005 by QuiltingToad for Katy Anderson. All photos taken Oct. 25, 2005. All Rights Reserved for Isla. ¡Ajúa! c/s

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