My mother-in-law, Iris, love for dragonflies, inspired this piece. This is a pic of her when she was just a little girl. The sheet music in the background is the Borinquena. It is a national anthem of Puerto Rico, Iris' birth place, written by Manuel Fernandez Junco.
The land of Borinquen where I have been born. It is a florid garden of magical brilliance. A sky always clean serves as a canopy. And placid lullabies are given by the waves at her feet. When at her beaches Columbus arrived, he exclaimed full of admiration: Oh! Oh! Oh! This is the beautiful land, that I seek. It is Borinquen the daughter, the daughter of the sea and the sun. Of the sea and the sun,of the sea and the sun, of the sea and the sun, of the sea and the sun!
Translation by Samuel Quiros
4 weeks ago