Friday, November 12, 2010

Yo Di


Yo Di
By Suze Baron

They say

human blood
enriches
soil

If that were true
If that were true
my friends

how rice
millet
and corn

would thrive
in
Haiti


Links:

The Kojo Nnamdi show covers a variety of topics about Haiti
Geography of the Caribbean lesson plan
A cultural agony in a nation where art is life
Haitian recipes

Today's Poetry Friday round-up is at Scrub-A-Dub-Tub.

8 comments:

Harry said...

Lovely poem...and could refer to so many places and people besides Haiti.

Enjoyed your presentation of it!

Ruth said...

Thank you for this.

Ruth in Haiti

Carlie said...

Nice. Nice and heartbreaking.

I'm curious about the title...what does "Yo Di" mean?

Tabatha said...

Thank you, all, for sharing your thoughts! Carlie, Google Translator and Bing say "Yo Di" is Haitian Creole for "Say" or "Said," but I think in this context it is "They say."

Andromeda Jazmon said...

Heart breaking. Lovely presentation. Is that your drawing?

Mary Lee said...

Beautiful...but tragic.

Life.

Tabatha said...

It is heart-breaking. Andi, yes, that's my drawing (my version of millet).

B.C. said...

This is heart-wrenching and beautiful at the same time. Thank you for sharing it.