Alma de Hatillo, Costa Rica
Crowded together in comfort,
our pens stretch across paper.
Our minds open –
like vibrant feathers to the sky,
as we adorn our pages.
We hear only our inner voices,
murmurs of contentment, of sorrow.
The sough of poetry being born.
Our symbols join together,
forming words from silence.
Sentences from solitude.
Our cursive lines connect us
under this canopy of birds’ song.
Esther Griffin is a Liberal Arts professor at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. In 2012, her poem won an honourable mention at the Ontario Poetry Society’s Winsome Words contest and was published in a chapbook anthology. She is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers post-graduate Creative Writing Program