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Odilia Galvan Rodriguez
Works at Red Earth Productions & Cultural Work
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March Senryū 2016
"Crows in the Hood" by Comrade Foot. Creative Commons. for the ability to live up to challenges we visit you here | in this place we can't fathom | with beautiful flowers grand love fathers \ daughters. some, almost perfect, no? there are those who could te...
"Crows in the Hood" by Comrade Foot. Creative Commons. for the ability to live up to challenges we visit you here | in this place we can't fathom ...
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Journey Home
For FXA,  February 21, 1954 -
January 15, 2015 our mother water | cleared this day
a greener path | came down in thick ropes  ayer rituales | from that
cradle where you grew | all your traditions rooted in some strong | long ago
red earth pregnant | possibi...
For FXA, February 21, 1954 - January 15, 2015 our mother water | cleared this day a greener path | came down in thick ropes ayer rituales | from that cradle where you grew | all your traditions rooted in some str...
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dedicated to the Cēmānāhuac Poet Laureate Francisco X. Alarcón You, King of Hummingbirds of Monarch butterflies of bluest gulf waters whose waves rise the height of skyskrapers to kiss winking stars in overcast skies You, a lighthouse that has always beckon...
dedicated to the Cēmānāhuac Poet Laureate Francisco X. Alarcón You, King of Hummingbirds of Monarch butterflies of bluest gulf waters whose waves rise the height of skyskrapers to kiss winking stars in overcast skie...
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June Senryū 2015
for another summer of love when the moon is full | then we will go fishing in | love’s silvery pond spiral movement | on a long path from ego | to enlightenment a sure kind of death | to bludgeon a child’s spirit | snuff out their light helichrysum oil | fo...
for another summer of love when the moon is full | then we will go fishing in | love’s silvery pond spiral movement | on a long path from ego | to enlightenment a sure kind of death | to bludgeon a child’s spirit | snuff out ...
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April Senryū 2015
for the promise of Spring another Texas | morning that wakes in mystery | not knowing which way | the wind or politricks | will blow this bright - sunny day salty ocean tears | her heart breaks so easily | never can she stop | loving those she was born to |...
for the promise of Spring another Texas | morning that wakes in mystery | not knowing which way | the wind or politricks | will blow this bright - sunny day salty ocean tears | her heart breaks so easily | never can she stop ...
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February Senryū 2015
for being able to not only see, but to believe in the truth ✿ she worries he’ll fly | so fast his wings won’t carry | the weight of the past | but one can only live | the life they are assigned family blood ties | land wind and trees that witnessed | births...
for being able to not only see, but to believe in the truth ✿ she worries he’ll fly | so fast his wings won’t carry | the weight of the past | but one can only live | the life they are assigned family blood ties | land win...
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January and February Senryū 2016
February for staying in the present todays, and for those sweet yesterdays that will never come again. lazy day Sunday | breakfast with a new friend | end and beginning cool evening | sleeps and wakes a windy d...
February for staying in the present todays, and for those sweet yesterdays that will never come again. lazy day Sunday | breakfast with a new friend | end and beginning cool evening | sleeps and wakes a windy day | ...
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For FXA,  February 21, 1954 - January 15, 2015 our mother water | cleared this day a greener path | came down in thick ropes  ayer rituales | from that cradle where you grew | all your traditions   rooted in some strong | long ago red earth pregnant | possi...
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July Senryū 2015
for the sweet circle of life calabash of life | whisper your secrets in breath | of birth and of death Clover turns over | summersaults in her belly | she’s getting ready your son grows tired | of you moving on | without saying goodbye now you dwell mainly ...
for the sweet circle of life calabash of life | whisper your secrets in breath | of birth and of death Clover turns over | summersaults in her belly | she’s getting ready your son grows tired | of you moving on | without sayi...
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May Senryū 2015
for peace on this beautiful planet relationships | we land on this blue planet | covered in sweet mother always has new hats | always with the this and that | but can’t pay the rent cooling heals the head | dreams a slash of blue lake | wakes up refreshed w...
for peace on this beautiful planet relationships | we land on this blue planet | covered in sweet mother always has new hats | always with the this and that | but can’t pay the rent cooling heals the head | dreams a slash o...
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March Senryū 2015
for belief in love even when it's imperfect  old as mountains | their love across the ages | steady as beats of hearts traveling with wings | fueled by waking-dream voices | on prayers and hope sometimes dreams wiser | than waking up to the pain | of this e...
for belief in love even when it's imperfect  old as mountains | their love across the ages | steady as beats of hearts traveling with wings | fueled by waking-dream voices | on prayers and hope sometimes dreams wiser | than w...
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February Senryū 2014
coal crows descended | on a mass of carrion | plantain green cornfield  copper colored dogs | so small but fierce in their charge | stand proud and loyal her spine a taut wire | not for sale at any cost | upright convictions mango tree budding | flowers fra...
coal crows descended | on a mass of carrion | plantain green cornfield  copper colored dogs | so small but fierce in their charge | stand proud and loyal her spine a taut wire | not for sale at any cost | upright conviction...
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I am a writer, poet, translator, editor and educator among other things. I am currently teaching creative writing workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
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