Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Golden Wattle

The autumn
Rain brings fresh hope
Of life in the
Sun-burnt country...
The golden wattle blooms

The neophyte
Captures the gentle muse
In the sacred
Dew of the glorious morn…
The dream is still alive

With her mane
Of auburn hair shining
In the sun
She wrote the first stanza…
Tickling the inner beauty

Dance of the maidens…
The mesmerizing rhythm
Of the
Tanka poem under
The rainbow

A promise
Fulfilled, it’s time to…
Smell the roses

The wise
Owl on the prowl, this
Sensitive soul…
Stirring lust out of the golden
Heart of autumn

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Africa Day 2007

It's a very special day in the annals of South Australian history. In fact,
it's a day like no other, as the African migrants and refugees celebrated
Africa Day for the second year running.

The civic reception was at the Adelaide Town Hall.

The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, the Right Honourable Michael Harbison spoke
eloquently about the fruits of multiculturalism and the African contribution
to Australian society, to the absolute delight of the invited guests.

The event was proudly supported by the Adelaide City Council and the African
Chamber of Commerce SA Inc (AFRICOMSA).