Call Me Down the Rain, Part 2

This is the second part of the two part series.

Creative Thresholds

Robert Rhodes, ' This was written by hand so you can feel it next to your heart (3).' Ink and acrylic on Arches paper. Robert Rhodes, ‘ This was written by hand so you can feel it next to your heart (3).’ Ink and acrylic on Arches paper.

This post is part 2 in the series “Call Me Down the Rain” (the first post is here).

Preface:

This series first unfolded during the first week of July, 2015, when I posted “Call Me Down the Rain” on my Facebook page as a response to another round of attacks by Boko Haram in Jos and other locations in northern Nigeria. Poet j.lewis responded with a poem, and it became a conversation, with poet amu nnadi contacting me to add his poem “we fled jos” to the sequence. Poet and artist Robert Rhodes gave us permission to use one of his paintings as an accompaniment, and we are grateful to Creative Thresholds for bringing this conversation to wider audience.

–Laura M Kaminski, July 2015

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7 thoughts on “Call Me Down the Rain, Part 2

  1. what an inspiring collection to spread that conversation, how powerful are your words, I love the first verse: “this is what is given us:
    we sing despite chapped lips,
    write despite the tears that drip and thin
    the ink, attempt to rinse away
    the grief that thickly chokes our words”

    How hauntingly beautiful, the truth in resilience and belief…of hope …always praying for the people affected …keep on the good work my friend ❤

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