This week GOFAD shines a light on His Excellency Kevin Isaacs, St Kitts/Nevis High Commissioner to the UK. While being a Diplomat is his designated occupation he has a passion for poetry and is quite accomplished. I have attached a link to his Podcast of what he calls verbal photography. Out of his vast collection on a variety of subjects, I am fascinated by the one entitled, “Paper Cup. “ It prepares me fully for my immediate future. I invite you to explore the link to Kevin Isaac's website after listening to the Podcast and get acquainted with this fascinating artist and his work. https://verbalphotography.com/2021/03/28/paper-cup/
Over the past year, other poets from among GOFAD readers have sent copies of their work. It occurred to me that I could share these from time to time since some among you may find them a diversion that is soulfully fulfilling.
See Kwame Ryan Conducing on YouTube
You would recall that in last week’s blog that featured Maestro Kwame Ryan, it was indicated that the premier of the opera, “Time of our Singing” may be viewed on YouTube. For those who are interested, please subscribe to opera vision (link below) for notification and access to Time for our singing on Friday 24, 2021. https://youtu.be/HuA7CX4QFYA
9/25/2021 08:16:33 am
Good poetry. Thanks for sharing. The theme is interesting for me because it speaks to the phenomenon of so many people in leadership getting lost in the limelight of the cameras and the attention and adulation that often go with holding prominent positions. I was puzzled at the number of people in leadership positions who died soon after retirement and others who became depressed. It is easy and tempting to lose oneself in the glare of the limelight. Joy and peace come from within. Leadership in service of a higher good rather than power over and giving commands is key. Kwame continues to shine.
9/28/2021 06:53:34 am
Thank you so much for this musical feast for the soul. It animates the
10/4/2021 09:02:58 am
This poem is so enjoyable and so true. Many retirees experience those emotions. I love the graphic image of the paper cup being crushed by a foot. It summarizes the beauty of the poem remarkably well.
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Edward and Auriol Greene Directors, GOFAD.