Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cultivo Una Rosa Blanca

I have a white rose to tend

In July as in January;
I give it to the true friend
Who offers his frank hand to me.
And for the cruel one whose blows
Break the heart by which I live,
Thistle nor thorn do I give:
For him, too, I have a white rose.

Cultivo Una Rosa Blanca, Verseo XXXIX

By Jose Marti

(Special thanks to Ian Argent)


  1. Thanks, Jason

    I have had Pete Seeger's version of "Guantanamera" in my head for the last few days. During those same days, I have observed how you encourage just this kind of compassionate attitude in those you interact with.
    I appreciate the modelling and admire your gentle persistence.

    Warmly, Ian