The pomegranate, as a symbol and for its color, has historical meanin gofr women both in mythology and literature. Zayra's literary poetic collection, Color Me Pomegranate, travels through the many layers of mythical women turned into real women living these mythos out in every day life. On the pages of this collection, we encounter Aphrodite, Medusa, Meda, Persphone, Athena, Inanna, Ishtar, Gaia, Sophia, Durga, Kali, Mary, The Black Madonna, Eve, Anne Sexton, Marilyn Monroe, Sylvia Plath, Kiki de Montpamasse, Lee Miller, Berthe Morisot, Joan of Arc and the Scarlet Woman in all vessels, in every woman's body. It is th efall and resurrection of all women within the mystical experiences, which are often times as full of sufering, as they are gritty, and soft on the emotional path toward alchemy of self discovery, self acceptance and self love for the spiritual evolution and content of the feminine. The book ends in the rise of all women through the Goddess in a transfiguration: "I am SHE."
Zayra gives an overview of the book:
Zayra's creative writing is published in numerous print journals, anthologies, on-line e-zines and magazines: The Zimbabwe Situation, Panhandler Quarterly, Voices for Africa, Eyes of the Poet, Kreativ, Reflections IIT Madras (India), Edge Life Magazine, Poetry Life...