Black Poetry : Harlem Of My Time

Olorun1

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HARLEM OF MY TIME

There's no other place I rather be, but HARLEM

The past still echoes, whispering OURSTORIES

Harlem of Arthur Shomburg, Carlos Cook, Malcolm,

Dr. Clarke, Dr. Ben & Sister Camille

Harlem with its exquisite mix of flavors

As diverse as the different hues of our folks

Spicy Harlem, with its jerk seasoning, rice & peas

Ahhh, nothing but roots ---West Indian Harlem

Sylvia's Southern Flavors w/ candied yams, greens &

Cornbread, accentuating traditional Soul Food

'El Barrio' with its 'Marketas' & 'Botanicas'

Impressing upon us a cornucopia of flavors:

Pasteles, Pernil - Asao, Mofongo & Alcapurrias,

Accompanied by the summer's Conga beat

'Prukutun, prukutun, pa - pa -pa'


'Dominican Harlem', extending along upper Broadway

With its sidewalk merchants 'pregonando' delicacies

From the island home; enpanadas de Yuca, 'Mangu' &

fried cheese w/ 'salchichon' on the side

With a chilled glass of Morir SoÑando,

Nothing but pure early morning daily ritual

Weekend of Merengue fury & 'Bachata down'

All night Barcelo rum romps

Sancocho & Mondongo 'para curar todo el mal'


These are the rhythms pulsating from the

HARLEM OF MY TIME.

------

J. S.
HARLEM OF MY TIME HARLEM OF MY TIME
 

Bluewater

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wow
nice flow Olorun1 :wave: Welcome
I can smell the food
from the Harlems Markets
as I read your flow
liking your scribe
mmmm
Lovely
wonderful
Peace
 

Olorun1

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Bless you Sistah

Thank you. I'm smiling as I read your response & making a quick dash to the kitchen to make a chill glass of the Dominican refreshment on the poem, 'morir sonando' ('dying in your sleep'). Is 95 degrees right now, here in the heart of beautiful Harlem, NYC & the refreshment is just "what the Doc, ordered [lol].

PEACE
 
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