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February 21, 2010

Sabriya Simon – a very ENlightened woman

I first saw her when I burst onto the poetry scene at the turn of this century (I know I making myself sound old but just humor me). So there she was spouting words in such a manner that you could not help but be entranced. A stature so small and graceful that if you were unfortunate enough to be at the back of the audience and you were not exactly tall yourself you would not have been able to see her. But she reminded me of a US President who said walk softly but carry a big stick. She exuded power. Listening to her words made me want to make sure that my poetry was not merely good but on point so that I was worthy of sharing a stage with her.

I have watched her a few times in the few years that I have known her and I am still awed by her presence.

She had her first photographic exhibition on Friday at Bookophilia and my reaction to them is the same as when I first heard her on stage – stunning, awesome, goosebumps on goosebumps. So here I am – poet and photographer – completely awed and inspired by this young (among other things) poet and photographer also.

Again I feel the urge to step up my game. Each piece of work is definitive and concise, yet alluring, blurring edges of definition. Showing beauty in complete naturalness, in the things we take for granted – love, togetherness, just being. Showing beauty in the flaws we fuss about, and making them a seamless part of the landscape that is us.

Thank you Sabriya

One Comment on “Sabriya Simon – a very ENlightened woman

February 22, 2010 at 4:18 am

awwwww…. 🙂 🙂
SiStar!! Give thanks to you… for ur energy, ur words… ur spirit… what u see in me is simply a reflection of you… I’m humbled and am so grateful that you felt moved to take the time out and type these words… 🙂

Keep flyin sis
And we’ll link soon again!
Much Love and Light to and through you… all-ways 😉


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