Ms. Sylvia Dianne Beverly, “Ladi Di” is a native of Washington, D.C, CEO of Golden Arts Publishing Co, founder/director of "Girls and Boys with Hearts," and author of Forever In Your Eyes (a potpourri of poems of love, appreciations and tributes, dedicated to Dr. Maya Angelou and published by Golden Arts Publishing Co.). She attended the University of the District of Columbia, majoring in English. Ms. Beverly receives much joy from writing poetry, songs and short stories. She studied under the internationally acknowledged writer and poet, Gil Scott-Heron.
More recently, Ms. Beverly is a proud student of “Do The Write Thing” publishing workshop, under direction of Kwame Alexander. In addition to original poetry, she frequently shares Dr. Maya Angelou’s poetry. Two of the main poems she recites are “Still I Rise”, and “Phenomenal Woman” along with others.
She has presented poetry around the Metropolitan Area, in several states and at the Lewisham Theater in Brixton, London, England. While touring London one of her poems “Love’s Been Here All The Time” was published in an anthology, “Whose Equality.” Also, Ms/ Beverly's poetry was featured in “Artistic Expressions,” an exhibit of poetry, art and artifacts held in the Washington area, Dialogue, Motherland News, “Tuesdays” anthology and “Echoes from the Caribbean”, Creative Circle. For more information about her visit http://www.authorsden.com/sylviadbeverly
About Forever In Your Eyes
"Forever In Your Eyes" is a potpourri of poems of love, appreciations and tributes, dedicated to Dr. Maya Angelou and published by Golden Arts Publishing Co.
Forever In Your Eyes has been advertised at a wide of sites including Writer's Cafe, Washington City Paper Classifieds, Black Writers Network, Washington DC Craigslist and many others. It is available at Authorsbookshop and Karibu Books.
“Forever In Your Eyes”
Phenomenal, even though you’ve described
Yourself as same
It starts with the sweetness of the sound
of your name.
You have a style of elegance that surfaces
with each work that you master
I’m touched by your emotions
now and forever after.
Fantastic to see you receive
the recognition deserved
More than two decades that the
“Caged Bird” has been preserved.
Charity, justice, equality above all
It’s no wonder you were a distinguished guest
at the inaugural ball.
Extraordinary expression as to what pride can do
With a constant struggle and belief in all that
you strive to do.
Life is a constant battle and
we know that’s no lie
I can feel it Maya, I can see it,
that’s why those tears are forever in your eyes.
(dedicated to Dr. Maya Angelou)
She can be reached at syladydi(at)aol.com or 240-353-1576.
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