I’ve been practicing my short poems for a little while, and I send a friend of mine a poem every morning – sort of like our wake up tradition. She calls the poems her Wordshine, as the daily words bring sunshine smiles to her face! She is going to be a part of a local production called S.P.E.A.K. (Sisters Promoting Empowerment (through) Artistic Kinship coming up soon. (For those in Barbados, it is going to be part of the Girlfriends’ Expo, showing Sunday February 5th, 2011 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.) When I saw this photo of my friend ITrina, I fell in love with it! She has put it as her BBM pic as well, and looking at the photo again I came up with this poem, which I sent her as soon as it was done. All props must also go to Mr. Tracey Greenidge, who was the photographer who captured this awesome photo, as well as to Cher Corbin – my good friend and awesome poet alongside him – who did the makeup!
You are the epitome
the template from which
stole her glory!
Your beauty constantly
and I remember to breathe
not wanting any sudden movement
to spoil the moment
Picture credit DeOlivere – http://www.deolivereoriginals.net/
Make Up Artist – Cher – CherBeautyGlam
Cher’s poetry website – http://cher-insight.blogspot.com/
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