Archive for May, 2012

…::Ésta Vida Boricua::…

Posted in College Life with tags , , , , on May 31, 2012 by Yamil

During the past year and a half I’ve been involved in a project at my university which I am really passionate about. As you all know, I was originally majoring in Business yet I ended up following the track I really liked which was English. During the change to the English Department I noticed the lack of extracurricular activities or projects from which I could benefit so I actively researched different alternatives I could follow. Curiously enough, a coincidence was what introduced me to this project which I mentioned. A friend of mine decided to create a student organization for writers that allowed me to start working on this project; a project that at the time did not have a name but did have a clear objective which was to share a collection of life narratives written by hundreds. These life narratives allowed everyone to take a peek into the lives of these writers and, at the same time, the Puerto Rican community.  A year and a half later Ésta Vida Boricua is born and I could not be any prouder. Through this post I want to invite everyone to visit this website which has been an amazing experience for me to be a part of. One of my writings is also featured on the website so I hope you all can read it. I want to thank Professor Sonja Mongar for giving me the opportunity to work in such a great project and hopefully I’ll keep working with it in the future as well.




My piece at the project:

…:: Music Monday: K-POP!!!! ::…

Posted in Music, Music Monday, Pop Culture on May 14, 2012 by Yamil

Hi everyone! This is my first Music Monday in a while. I’ve been busy with school (I’m about to graduate! Only 6 more months and I’ll have my BA in English Literature!) and therefore have not had much time to put into my blog. Yesterday, following a huge finals related panic attack, I decided to upload a poem and I remembered how much I enjoyed blogging so I decided to give it a try again. Probably won’t be able to post much during the next week but soon I’ll be posting more if I can finally force myself to commit to it. Now I’ll go into Music Monday which is the actual purpose of the post.

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~*~ Meadow ~*~

Posted in poetry with tags , , , on May 12, 2012 by Yamil

Go forth!
You marvelous creature,
Go forth!

You who observe the world in a cloud of passiveness,
counting the seconds till your wings start to fall.

Go forth!

For your wings shall float in an endless current of wind,
transporting your triumphing beauty along the grassy meadow.

Go forth!
My lovely butterfly,
Go forth!

For in your flight you shall find satisfaction;
and when it ends you shall find peace.

Go forth!

For in the very last moment when your wings find themselves withered,
they shall continue to float along the fallen leaves.

Go forth!
My beautiful love,
Go forth…

Found this little one on my door. 🙂

© 2012 Yamil Sárraga