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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Leonard Dabydeen is a Guyanese-born Canadian freelance writer. He was a teacher in Guyana and holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Guyana. He is a Licensed Paralegal under the L.S.U.C., and a Commissioner of Oaths and Affidavits in Ontario. He is a poetry contributor to social media web, Facebook, and He is also a contributing writer in the Triveni, India's Literary and Cultural Quarterly. Book reviews include: Finding the Mother by Mydavolu V. Sathyanarayana, Nomadic Nights by Indira Babbellapati, Biography of an Unknown Woman by Indira Babbellapati, Echo by Indira Babbellapati, Vignettes of the Sea (Foreword) by Indira Babbellapati, M.K. Gandhi, by Ram Sahadeo, and GROANS FROM OLD BONES by Wm F.E. Morley. His WordPress blog is titled: Poems Jogging in the Mind. Author of Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems (2012); Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys & Fibonacci Poems (2015).

Leonard Dabydeen

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Art of Night

Night has no dark colour
just sinews of grey
with braids of light
shimmering glory
straight down on earth
moon gathering loneliness
with frenzy of light
reaching for the sky
clouds so silent
so cunning
and surreptitious
listening to forest muse
cities of concrete jungle
blast horns on winding roads
a ship comes to shore
from the aging seas.