This Song is rooted in a historical Vacum, inspired as a resolve to address some emotions born out of the Biafran War, the yearning for peace and salvation in the absence of mercy. It is about the hope that endures and the feeling of Surrender that soothes the aching spirit.
Thank you Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adiche and Seyi Awolesi for inspiring this piece.xx
Tie a ribbon round my soul
And present the gift of existence
At the nucleus of a cosmic moment
As the eternal current pushes through the veil of enchantment
Crystal ripples refracting the essence of fallen stars
As the night embraces the day
Worries are cast away
Floating across the surface of time
Lucid melodies birth fertile memories
As the moment quickens
Rebirth is eminent in the scale of awareness
Blossoming in the womb of divine order
Coated in the mild euphoria of eternal wonder.
© Bumi Thomas 12.12.2012
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Following the success of the Royal Opera House Africa Weekend curated by Yinka Shonibare MBE, Guest Projects will launch Guest Projects Africa.
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This collection of re-enactment portraits is really Amazing!. Jim Naughten is extremely talented at capturing the spirit of the past with his selection of sitters that truly breathe life into the characters and era he is depicting through their posture, choice of costume and more convincingly their expressions. His painterly take on photography has echoes of Rembrandt’s distinctive use of emotion and the psychology of the character to create timeless, highly provocative paintings with the power to seize attention.