Maria Del Castillo Sucerquia, I greedily swigged from your rich calabash of poetry, the same way I do to woodfire -made traditional millet beer with that natural scent of freshly baked bread, diligently brewed by willing, committed hearts and motherly peasant-earth eking hardened but passionate hands. The beauty of our African village lifestyles. Maria Del Castillo Sucerquia, your poetry is an embodiment of a myriad of voices and messages that matter most to humanity. Humanity had since experienced the horror of death and have incessantly groaned under the burden of sorrow for so long. Thus, we are serenaded by this blood-warming confessional poetry that tackles the subject of love with the inner depth emotion and belly pit passion. Here seasons of death are overtaken by scents of love blooming like petal of roses in our once grief- filled heart boxes. This love verse massages and bandages broken hearts to want to reconcile their tattered feelings for a renewed love life, mesmerizing. You are multi-gifted and not limited to one subject matter. Your torch bulb poetry reflects on human expectations, worries, anxiety, love lost, love found, lives lost and lives lived. The heroine in you remains resilient and uses poetry to speak on matters of the current life-threatening pandemic, the menace of the COVID 19 with its cantankerous triplet’s quarantine, lockdown and death. The set poems are outstanding, prolific and serenading. Readers can spiritedly slide into a dance trance and get trapped in mystic realms of holy poetic tongues. Aluta Continua- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
Your diligently baked poetic lines transcending from biblical allusions, patriotism, spirituality, ideology and reason. All these thus the essence of a true poet. Lyrical Dexter, Isabel Bermudez, you roast diction into soul -fulfilling verse, the same way Xhosa women diligently make frikkadels out of sunflower oil and dough. In those Xhosa homes, when every dawn you hear frying pans hissing with cooking oil from caressing torment of wood-fire baking frikkadels. Your poems are fulfilling and your lines are fat with reason and rich with consciousness. Your imagery is profoundly vivid and is deliciously sumptuous like beef -roast in Masai kitchens. As a willing reader, a keen consumer of your excellent art of words like we do to well-matured red wines and road runner-village chicken roast. Am contended with the extent of artistic prowess and amount of creative excellence. And I have no doubt that a host of other readers share the same positive reader conclusion with me. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC continues to maintain its artistic relationship with Colombian Literary Arts Community by featuring the prolific educator, internationally adored artist, film maker, widely published poet and multi-award-winning author Isabel Bermudez- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).