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These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'
I believe that in all diverse forms of artistic expression across all countries, there are some sensitivities in common. Esther Phillips
B. 1612 D. 1672
All things within this fading world hath end. ('Before the Birth of One of Her Children')
[Her] poems come to us with the intimacy of whispered secrets - Paul Batchelor
The Laskey effect...is of suddenly sensing that more meaning is inherent in 'ordinary' moments than we were expecting. - Mark Halliday
Poetry gives voice to what has no voice and form to what has no form, and creates the illusion of possession.
Good poetry is like effective prayer, it feeds the human spirit, it nourishes, it puts us in touch with forces far greater than ourselves. Lorna Goodison