Month: June 2018

Remain in the light

  We have to be careful of saying ‘our culture’; we are all citizens of this world, and we travel. If you bring music from somewhere, you bring it to your way and say ‘this is what inspired me’. We can’t talk about cultural appropriation. -Angelique Kidjo   I am a huge fan of singer, songwriter, activist Angelique Kidjo, but even I was a … Read More Remain in the light

Feast on your life

  The time will come When, with elation You will greet yourself arriving At your own door, in your own mirror And each will smile at the other’s welcome,   And say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart To itself, to the stranger who has loved you   All … Read More Feast on your life

Garden of Love

I laid me down upon a bank, Where Love lay sleeping; I heard among the rushes dank Weeping, weeping   Then I went to the heath and the wild To the thistles and thorns of the waste; And they told me how they were beguiled, Driven out, and compelled to the chaste.   I went to the Garden of Love, And saw what I … Read More Garden of Love

Architects of Fate

All are architects of Fate, Working in these walls of Time; Some with massive deeds and great, Some with ornaments of rhyme.   Nothing useless is, or low; Each thing in its place is best; And what seems but idle show Strengthens and supports the rest.   For the structure that we raise, Time is with materials filled; Our todays and yesterdays Are the … Read More Architects of Fate