Photo & Poem Gallery

West Indian Day Parade
West Indian Day Parade
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Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size   
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,   
The stride of my step,   

Cloud Kiting
Cloud Kiting
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High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, – and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung

Waiting
Waiting
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Sea Fever

I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;

And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,

And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

 

Sunset June 28, 2020
Sunset June 28, 2020
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The Summer Day

Who made the world?

Who made the swan, and the black bear?

Who made the grasshopper?

This grasshopper, I mean-

the one who has flung herself out of the grass,

the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,

The NewOnes, will free Us, by Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu.The MET.
The NewOnes, will free Us, by Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu.The MET.
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Where Shadow Chases Light

This is my delight, 
thus to wait and watch at the wayside 
where shadow chases light 
and the rain comes in the wake of the summer. 

Messengers, with tidings from unknown skies, 
greet me and speed along the road. 
My heart is glad within,