The new featured poet of the Week is Lucilla Carrillo born March 18, 1943 Passed Away September 27, 2014. I met her on PoetrySoup and was blessed to have had many chats with her, to know both her and her poetry.
I have to say this was most difficult in selecting poems, as reading brought back memories of our last discussions. Not all poets on PoetrySoup know this but Eve Roper is her sister, another very kind hearted woman, and blossoming poet in her own right.
A few weeks before her passing Lucilla asked me to look out for Eve on the site, and to help and encourage her. I was so touched that this close to the end of her life, she was still looking out for others. Bare this in mind, for this also has something to do with a very special poem featured here
I took her last poem, and after discussing with Eve, I have done collaboration with Lucilla, that we both are sure she will be very pleased with. The idea for this actually came from when Natalie Cole did the duet song with her passed away father.
I have selected two more poems of hers to feature, FIRE and Ode to a Veteran, and these poems sum up for me what she was all about. Also her Veteran poem has been re-posted on many sites on the web!
Her book can be found on many book selling sites!
Sparkling Thoughts by Starlet
A Page from her book!
Hi there, the blog has been running for almost a year, and as you can see I try to keep up a few posts a month. More about poetry and fellow poets, but also about current events, social issues as well as art and music. I look forward to any suggestions from readers and fellow poets!