Monday, June 13, 2016

DC Poets: Lady Di (Sylvia Dianne Beverly)

Our Wedding Bliss

Twinkling stars brightly shining
Love and Happiness through open
     windows of our souls

To have and to hold my Beloved
I will forever love you
With a tenderness that daily unfolds
     Sweet kisses
Each waken breath you are my
     Heart's desire

You for me my handsome King
Me for you your beautiful Queen
We are what God has joined
We unite on this unforgettable
lovely day, perpetually two shall
     stay one

The honey in each other's tea
A cool drink of Spring water to
     Help quench each other's thirst
Warm Sunshine creates a golden
     Glow and a strong love so deep
     My Darling to last a lifetime

We love each other abundantly
Love everlastingly strong
Love like no other,
Love flowing to our families
     and friends
A mad crazy kind of Love

Wholeheartedly, we are Sweethearts
Forever wonderful, so amazing
We truly adore each other
We pray our love heightens day by
We pray to keep the torch aflame
Oh my Darling, we are so in love.

(For Aisha and Kenney on their Wedding Day, 6-11-16)

Sylvia Dianne Beverly, native of SE Washington, D.C. and alumna of Anacostia H.S. and The University of District of Columbia, is an internationally acclaimed poet, presenting poetry in Brixton, London, England, at the Lewisham Theater.  A collection of her work is housed at George Washington University's Gelman Library, and she is a member of A Splendid Wake. She has been featured at Smithsonian's Museum of History, African Arts Museum, Hirshorn Museum and other related museums. Lady Di, as she is affectionally called, is a founding member of the poetry ensemble Collective Voices, and has presented at many schools, libraries, churches, radio stations and television stations.  She is a founding member of the Anointed PENS (Poets Empowered to Nurture Souls)  Poetry Ministry, out of Ebenezer AME Church, an alum of Poets in Progress with Poet Laureate of District of Columbia Dolores Kendrick, a facilitator of Poetry Club at Harmony Hall Regional Center, poetry facilitator for Concrete Rose Youth Modeling Group, and a member of Marian P. Hymes Drama Production and Ministry.  Ladi Di is founder/director of Girls and Boys with Hearts youth poetry group. She has written three books (Forever In Your Eyes, Cooking Up South, and Poetry From Our Hearts).  Lady Di is also called "Love Poet" as she loves to teach and share.  The late Dr Maya Angelou is her hero.  She is the proud matriarch of her family.

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