Before the wind collects voices of travelers in its embrace

Before birds open their eyes to chirp and cheep all on their mind

Before the sun arrives to blind delight highlight in shine

Before metal glides on tarred roads in droves

I collect by dawning moon the silence of rest while this portion sleeps I listen to its lullabies by dream

Daring to see the night’s ending and witness a day’s beginning

Without the need to expect peace
Within the thought to create peace
Along nature’s canvas and muse

To stars I sing adieu
Darkened lenses with walks anew
Facing the flames feathered beings bathe to

Inhaling steady wind I too

Naked pupils watch unblinking the brightest star move

Across the lands another man arises before all else do
To too

Enjoy the calm before the swarm of life responds to its sunlight
While I say good night until another early morning rise

Although the sight is dark
The eyes see what others do not
Ears moved by the power of Oya’s knots
Envision listen corner pocket shot
Thoughts heard wiser without running thoughts

I think before the birds rise
Leave worms for their devise
Seek seeds initialed with my life
Return to wonder tender with breath their life

What will become under this day’s sunlight?

I dream awake during sunrise
I dream awake during sunrise


Liza Zayas is a lover of writing and dancing and celebrates both as a singer and songwriter performing as Luna del Flor. You can hear her collaborative sounds and experience life through her storytelling. She invites you to dance. Her poetry seeks to initiate dialogue by intentionally expressing consequences of love, lust, ego and self-respect.