Biography of Leonard Dabydeen
Canadian - Guyanese born.University education. Freelance creative writer.
Poetry manuscripts submitted in Poetry Contests in Canada & U.S.A.
- Hunger Snow Moon
- A Winter Day
- Of Three Black Caribbean Writers....(And...
- Everything Gonna Come To Light (Celebrat...
- Gun Control (Fib)
- There Are Starlit Dreams (Refugees: Wayp...
- Children Of The Camp
- Prison Cry
- Immigrant Prison Cry
- Feast Or Famish
- Rwanda Crying
- Light (Tetractys)
- Peace (Tetractys)
Leonard Dabydeen Poems
She creeps around my room lulling any sound whispering in the creak of my chair or the opening of a cabinet
A Crow's Heart
Shadows move among them, amorphous like the wind
A Gifted World
As Tears Fall
As tears fall upon dehydrated cheeks making their own free rivulets without interference
This cool morning breeze keeps my heart beating with joy:
An Uninvited Guest
AN UNINVITED GUEST Let me visit you today
Always On My Mind
Always From The East
Now the British comes to shore wet and tired from colonial gatherings he sits on the bench in the park smoking a cigar
It raged in mighty anger like a hungry cougar in motion leaping catapulting
Thunderous applause As the lightning strikes again: Rain rupturing earth.
The Color Of My Skin
I may bring to your attention this posted affirmation through the color of my skin: that I am what I am.
This fanfare must not be choreographed
How can you tell what the hunt looks like
Not in any paradigm without shadows
Nor moon-gazing just looking at blue skies
He lets music in his mind echo
Like a flute through his writing bones
Always hearing the Corentyne Thunder
Even if it means a Morning at the Office
His pen did not abandon him
He could not leave the pen alone.