Beauty II


~~~ In conjunction with the blog defining beauty, sharing some additional images and poetry related to abstract and cultural beauty. ~ These Gullah inspired woven creations are made by Sufia Giza-Amenwashu who has recently added weaver to her many talents, which include poetess, documentarian, film festival organizer.  Be on the look out for an interview […]

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Poetry, Pictures, & Politics


~~~ September 2nd through 6th contained numerous events surrounding the 2012 Democratic National Convention held in Charlotte, NC. The event had many goals but the primary one was the nomination of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as the Democratic nominees. Along the journey each day from pre-convention to closing gavel held excitement […]

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Poetry: We Still Remember


~~~ Though tears are shed less frequently hearts longing is not as painful we still feel empathy for families seeking to fill the void of loss; lives changed long ago on a sunny day work halted and freedoms shattered with souls leaping from upper floors; today we still remember, lighting candles, reading names of victims […]

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‘Nana Puddin’ Love


~~~ Dipped down deep into something so sweet called banana pudding. Crisp vanilla cookie freshly madeby poetic hands. . Custard blended into smooth goodness, glides lusciously on the tongue. Bananas selected just right, not to ripe. . Crack a cookie, spooned up with custard and banana slices in the mix…eats like happiness. Leaving me with […]

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Remembering 9/11/01 – A Tear


~~~ Shedding a tear honors those lives lost in tragedy. Whether via airplane crash, building collapse or bomb blast on battle fields filled with mines each fallen civilian or soldier deserves to be remembered. Let your tears fall freely while standing on domestic or foreign soil; do not allow their deaths to be in vain. […]

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