Poetry in the Park

“A community is a living organism. It has an identity that is unique, a culture that is its own.” – Poet in the Park

Creative Juices Flowing at Chollas Creek Crossing
Creative Juices Flowing at Chollas Creek Crossing

This summer was full of inspiration at Chollas Creek Crossing as the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority teamed up with Joi Jackson of the San Diego Black Writers Collective to lead a summer poetry workshop. Local residents gathered in the open air environment of the Creek to delve into topics of community, nature and cooperation through discussion, exploration, art and poetry. The event made it ever more apparent that civic engagement is paramount to revitalizing and protecting the Chollas Creek Crossing at 47th Street and Castana. The participants’ creative works were displayed throughout the park, including some of the anonymous stanzas below:

Poets gather at Chollas Creek Crossing
Poets gather at Chollas Creek Crossing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chollas Creek Crossing, an Inspirational Space
Chollas Creek Crossing, an Inspirational Space

“Water rushing at a lightning speed to nowhere.”

 

“Insects crawling as if begging for a lift to a carnival.”

 

“By the flowing stream,

Though not always wet,

Flying bumbling beetles,

Bouncing off invisible walls.”