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UU Service

Doris Rogers

By Jon Sievert

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende was founded 30 years ago this summer. The week’s service features Doris Rogers, one of the founding members, who will read her poetry and perform special music.

UU Service
Doris Rogers, Poetry and Music
Sun, May 21, 10:30am
Posada de Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15
Free

Born in Baltimore, Doris served in the US Air Force before her marriage and her career as a librarian in the city’s public library and public school system. She attended Atlanta University where she earned an MA in Library Science.

She and her husband moved to San Miguel in 1987. Many longtime residents remember Doris as the jazz vocalist at the Tio Lucas restaurant for more than a decade. She stopped performing publicly three years ago in favor of private house concerts. According to her, her artistic talent, which also includes painting, did not fully emerge until she moved to San Miguel. She seldom sang in public and never wrote poetry while in Baltimore. In fact, she claims she has never really written a poem. They just came to her. “I’ve never just sat down to write a poem,” she says. “For some reason, poetry just started coming into my head. I wondered what was going on and felt the need to write it down.”

A longtime Unitarian Universalist in Baltimore, she quickly linked up with a small group of individuals here to help form UUFSM. Her poetry reflects humor and insight into the human condition, and moderator Judy Rosenthal will link her work to the UU principles. Here’s a sample of what visitors can expect to hear.

 

Is This It?

Now grown old …

substitutes masquerade as desires granted

diluted dreams make the necessary accommodations

purple becomes lavender

red becomes rose

in the diminished intensity

tigers cry meow

and the lion wags his tail.

 

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at Posada de Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15, and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at uufsma.org.

 

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