I cause displeasure to the one
I most desire to gratify,
And from displeasure that I give,
The one who suffers most is I …
Such beautifully stirring words written many years ago by Juana Inés de la Cruz – acclaimed in her time as the “Phoenix of Mexico”, America’s tenth muse; a generation later she was forgotten.
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century nun, self-taught scholar and acclaimed writer of the Latin American colonial period and the Hispanic Baroque. She was also a staunch advocate for women’s rights.
Learned a new form of poetry writing…Acrostic: An acrostic poem is one that uses a word written vertically and each letter of the word then acts as the beginning letter for a new line of the poem. Whatever is written using each letter must connect to the subject matter.
Harder than I thought it would be…practicing and determined….
How you flow into my thoughts, for no reason, at times
Uninvited, yet, most welcome where warm smiles begin
Good days or bad, near or far, we’ll share
Sweet moments of embrace whenever our souls stir…♥