Happy Love Day Every Day!

Happy Love Day Groovy People!

Love Day is every day! May we open our hears and raise the vibration of love so that it blesses the universe with love and light.

Guess what? I’ve got two Love Day gifts for you. They are poems that celebrate love. Both poems were shared during my 2007 launch party for my Lorraine Hansberry-inspired novel, Love’s Troubadours at Mocha Hut on U Street, NW in DC. The book is available on Amazon. Enjoy!

Gift #1: “The Word” Poem

Gift #2: “What Does Love Look Like?” Poem from Love’s Troubadours

Learn more about Love’s Troubadours, a novel about Karma Francois, a 30-something BoHo Black American Princess who learns to love, accept, and forgive herself.

Karma is originally from from Oakland, California. She is an HBCU and Morgan State University alumna and a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc (like me!). When the novel opens, she comes face to face with her choices and family secrets as she leaves NYC after losing her museum curator career and bougie lifestyle. Moving to DC is her only healthy option because she doesn’t want to go back home and deal with her controlling momma. Her healing journey brings her to a gypsy career as a yoga teacher, art consultant, and freelance curator. She struggles with it all and ends up in therapy. Blessed with an African American female therapist, self-care practices, extended family, and a new sista circle of friends, she begins to tap into her ancestral and personal legacy of resilience as she does the hard work of becoming whole. Buy the book on Amazon.

Watch the video to learn more about Karma’s journey and the lessons she learns.

A few more things …

Throughout Love’s Troubadours, you will discover Karma’s favorite music by Les Nubians, Alice and John Coltrane, Amel Larrieux, Stevie Wonder, Eric Roberson, and many more. Also, she takes a dip in the pool of online dating. So get ready for her dating adventures. Head over to Amazon to get your copy.

Ananda Celebrates Love Day w/ a poem & video from her new book That Which Awakens Me

Happy Friday! Happy Early Valentine’s Day!  Happy Love Day Every Day!

I thought you might like to read a poem about love from my new book That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (available on Amazon.com –  http://tiny.cc/7uFsg).  See below.  I have also included a video of me reading the poem. Let me know what you think of the poem.

What does love mean to you?

Enjoy your day and weekend!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for love in all of its beauty,

Ananda

Excerpt from That Which Awakens Me

Copyright 2009 by Madelyn C. Leeke.

The Word

In the beginning was the word.
And the word was a seed called a thought rooted in Spirit.

In the beginning was the word.
And the word that we were given from Spirit was choice.

In the beginning was the word.
And the words that we choose each moment create energy,
meaning, and power in how we experience ourselves, each
other, and the world around us.

As we think and speak, we become a vessel of spiritual,
emotional, physical, silent, verbal, and written expression.

Our thoughts and words have lives of their own.

They tell our life stories out loud.

They stamp the universe with our vibratory signature.

Our vibration finds its way into the universe and dances to the
beat of beautiful music or noisy disturbance.

If we are mindful and aware, we can choose to allow our
vibration to create love, peace, light, beauty, joy, healing,
happiness, laughter, and abundance.

If we are unconscious or ego-tripping, we run the risk of
making a choice that will add more emotional, spiritual, and
physical violence in the universe.

The question we must ask is: what do we want the beginning
of each moment to look and feel like?

My answer is L-O-V-E.