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Syndic Dedication

I  dedicate this issue of Syndic ~ July 4, 2020 ~  to honor, to remember  and to thank my friends and colleagues whom I met and worked with many years ago in the Farmworker Movement ~  1960s/1970s.  And then many years later, they  helped me  develop and create my Syndic Literary Journal by sending me their submissions to publish: essays, photographs, artwork, music, poetry, videos, etc. These authors/artists gave years of volunteer service to the cause of the Farmworker Movement and then, years later, of their own accord, used  their many talents to help  me create Syndic.  ~  Thank you! You have enriched my life, I am forever grateful!  God Bless you!

~ LeRoy Chatfield, Publisher


Honor Roll  ~  Syndic Literary Journal  ~ July 4 , 2020

Jessica Govea* • Jon Lewis* • Glen Pearcy* • David Averbuck* • John Kouns* • Richard Ybarra • Terence Cannon • Ed Frankel • Andy Zermeno • Carlos LeGerrette • Susan Due Pearcy • Mike Miller •  Richard Baldwin Cook • Rick Tejada Flores • Larry Francis • Cathy Murphy • Elaine Elinson • Steven Burton • Marshall Ganz • Victor Aleman • Yolanda Barrera • Jerry Kay • Terry Scott • Deborah Miller • Marco Lopez • Jesus Sanchez • Gayanne Feitinghoff* • Agustin Lira • Alfredo Santos • Barbara Rhine • Francisco “Pancho” Garcia* • Bob Thompson • Gilbert Ortiz • Bill Berkowitz ~   (* R.I.P.)

[Special thanks to Sarah Taylor Cook for recording her “La Paloma” for Syndic Literary Journal]


“La Paloma”

Sarah Taylor Cook In Performance

The Dove

A song reminds me
of that yesterday
when she silently left,
one afternoon
she went away to another place
taking her sad melody with her,
all that was left as my companion
was my loneliness.

A white dove sings to me
at dawn old melancholies,
things of the soul,
it arrives with
the morning silence
and when I go out to watch it
it flies back home.

Where does it go to?
for it doesn’t want to hear my voice anymore
Where does it go to?
for my life extinguishes
when she’s not by my side.

If she would like to come back
I’d go and wait for her
each day, each early morning
to love her more.



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