It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied with in seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?"
Why not indeed!!"
IN PRAISE OF MATHILDE GARVIA
OUR POETIC ANCESTOR
She was a film star in her native Bolivia
She founded a Poetry Festival in Nahuatl
She spoke several languages,and remembered
the poetry of Neruda and Mistral and more-
she was a declamadore!This art of recalling
the fine poetry of past poets-of performing
their works with aplomb,passion and panache.
(it is a lost skill-she lasted perhaps 100 years
No one knew .She kissed me on the lips every birthday
She shared her talents and skills @AIPF
and EXPRESSIONS.Her daughter shares Music of the Andes
on Community Radio(KOOP).You may never have met her-
a National Treasure.Remember your Declamadore!
Remember Nahuatl.Remember poetry..
Hello: Pialli (pee-ahh-lee) Thank You: Tlazocamati (tlah-so-cah-mah-tee) It’s nothing: Ahmitla (ahh-mee-tla) And YouYou as Well: Huan Tah (wahn-tah) Good: Cualli (kwal-lee) Very Good: Cualli Cualli (kwal-lee, kwal-lee) Not Good/Bad: Amo Cualli (ah-moh kwah-lee) Yes: Quema (keh-ma) No