Thursday, October 21, 2010
The Scent of Nostalgia (8)
The voices within the revolutionary songs have transcended the violence of illegitimate governments that sought to annihilate the people they wanted to conquer. Years before my birth, in the island of contradictory landscapes and in the narrow land, the definition of patriotism went beyond a flag. It resonated within a song, resided in the minds of the people who mattered and endured the years of exile with a conviction. Years later, I find myself reading a poem to cultivate the yearning to belong to the culture that manifests itself thousands of miles away, living a metaphor that does not infiltrate the consciousness of society on the fictitious island.