From my book of poetry “Feeling Things Deeply”
My Island Of Enchantment
by Evelyn Santiago
Puerto Rico, my Home Island where I met my Mother Earth,
Where my heart is still residing, right beneath the ocean waves.
Puerto Rico, my Love Island, my beloved Borinquen,
My magnificent “Fantasy Island”, my Caribbean Eden.
Puerto Rico, Enchanted Island: my complex, captivating land,
My relatively small island, my beautiful motherland.
Puerto Rico, Fortress Island, my waterfront playground,
Heavy surf sweeps your beaches of superb miles stretch of sand.
Puerto Rico, “Virgin” Island of palms, caves and coral reefs,
Of abundant vegetation and mountains covered with mist.
Puerto Rico, “Mother Island” of the “Island Girl” and “Snake”
And all other little islands, your “children islands” as well.
Puerto Rico, Treasure Chest of historic homes and buildings
With San Juan as the oldest city under the American flag.
Puerto Rico, blend of cultures, so inclusive and diverse,
We are proud of our identity and we are proud of the USA!
Copyright ©2004 Evelyn Santiago