Years ago, I picked up a fascination with names...their meanings...the rhythms behind them. I chose to respond to it poetically.

This blog's a collection of some of the name poems I've written over the years.

ORDER A POEM: If you'd like a name poem written for you or someone you care about, please email me at thenamepoet@gmail.com.

poem: Kubara...

He looks in the mirror
He likes what he sees

No need for a shave
He likes what he sees

He likes what he sees
'cos every nation
(past and present)
has a place - a space
in his reflection

He runs the bath...

The Caribbean Sea flows from the hot tap
The Pacific from the other

Adding 5, 6, 7, 8 drops of Cuban salsa,
his spirit slides in

The bennu bird taught him
how to breathe
how to be free
how to float
in the creative sea

And now he soaks
in the sea that resides within him

He steps out of the bath
dries himself with the warmth that flows
from Ra's devoted gaze

Holding sunbeams firmly
in the palm of his soul,
he smiles.

Now he can teach the caged bird
how to be free...

©Copyright - the name poet.

[Kubara is a self-made name. The name is a combination of:

1) Kuba - a nation of people who live in the Congo & in the Pacific Ocean;
2) the Caribbean island of Cuba
3) Ba - the spirit force;
4) and Ra, the Sun God.]


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