morning, a group of friends gathered at the Luz Caballero cemetery
entrance, in small groups because they didnt know each other, but
were there for the same reason, a fair homage to a dear poet,
a 'all together walk' to her tomb, the chilling breeze helped the
sacred moment, in a due silence all listened to her taped voice,
then words and poems by her friends.
Proud to be
CCLA members did their homage,
Richard Grove (Tai),
Manuel and Adonay, their son Pablo,
Mirian and Wency,
flowers for this woman that lives
in the heart of so many persons.
Wency Rosales read his poem,
Silence of the Dead',
recently published in a poetry anthology,
'The Sacred Silence of the Valley',
Hidden Brook Press.
the soft melody of a guitar
and the thank words put an end
Later on, they all gathered at the house
where Lalita lived for many years.
Old house under renovation,
(now is a cultural institution),
friends and writers were there,
poetry readings, a coffee break,
then a symbolic book presentation.
Richard Grove, Pres. Canada Cuba Literary Alliance -
Wency Rosales, Editor of the book
Miriam Estrella Vera Delgado (left)
Richard Grove, Pres. CCLA
CCLA President, Richard Grove and
who is also the Editor of the book,
said a few words to the
Richard saying -'lo siento, mi espaņol es muy limitado'- popular
'sorry my Spanish is very limited',
and how proud he was of being
there for the
homage and his modest contribution for the publishing
of the book
able to give a copy to each author and donate a few others to
in the province.
Wency read part of the
preface, talked a bit about the difficulties in translating
poetry and the invaluable help of CCLA member, honorable writer and
Katharine Beeman. The whole audience wanted to have a copy of the
but that was not possible.
The book of
Holguin writers is a small bilingual (Spanish English)
becomes a special gift where 22 authors offer their work, some of
among the public, others unknown, but with a general message of love
Order your copy of ¨The Sacred Silence of the Valley¨,
from Hidden Brook Press,
www.HiddenBrookPress.com or email
and you will find yourself on its
Report thanks to Wency Rosales, Holguin Cuba
Amauris Betancourt, Holguin, Cuba