Lena Smith Carter


Lena Smith Carter is an internationally traveled concert artist who has sung the poetry of the world in seven languages across America and around the world. She is a graduate of Central State University (OH) with a B. S. in Music Education, a graduate of Miami University (OH) with an M.Mus. in Perf…

Through bolstered thoughts
and mirrored features we view
likenesses to observe,
Eyes of green, hazel, gray, and blue
capped by browns,
staying closed-- feeling cascading hair,

Viewing crafted nasal prominences and
cranial angles of ancestors unknown,
Yet seen in curling lashes and grown occlusive
in current faces, foreheads, and jawlines,
Straining to recreate remembrances of
culture and family and
Date anew faces remembered
in views gone by.

c. by Lena Smith Carter--Poetic Universalisms I, 2006.

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