Monday, December 28, 2009

Page for Lynn by Soulbrush

This is my page for Lynn's incredibly beautiful book. And I found this apt poem which is now on the back of this page.
(The background is printed with lots of layers of poster paint, the images are done using inks.)

Toris Okotie (The African Poet) NY

Africa my Africa

Africa my Africa
Africa my Motherland
Mother or Fatherland
Childless you went almost
But he that intervened
The God of all nations

Africa my Africa
Mother of nations great
Nigeria in the westEthiopia in the east remains
With labor pangs
You brought them forth

Africa my Africa
Father of Egypt
To the north, be so plantedAnd Zimbabwe, the south remains
And for Africa that mothered them all

Africa my Africa
Your discovery had brought you pains
Children and grandchildren
To the great sea you lost
Continents with them were fed

Africa my Africa
In Vain labor no more
Loose a child, but to no one
Your great nations do protect
For he shall intervene
When you cry for help.


  1. wow, wow, wow!!!!! I know Lynn loves your African art Jossie as do I.

    This is magnificent girlfriend!!

  2. Powerful painting and words!
    So very you!
    And perfect for Lynn!

  3. Yes, LYNN DOES Love your African Art and this page is no exception! I can't wait to see it in person as I know they shine off the page! Your colors are always wonderful to behold. Thank you so much and the poem is much appreciated as well.

    Will we do a next round of books I wonder?

  4. Oh - Lucky Lynn! This is a wonderful 'Soul' page!