“Forever In Your Eyes” is a potpourri of poems of love, appreciations and tributes, dedicated to Dr. Maya Angelou. It is a poetry book written by Ms. Sylvia Dianne Beverly “Ladi Di” and consists of 124 pages, published by Golden Arts Publishing.
"There is a sense that there is a fundamental truthful unity in the world and the spirit of Sylvia Dianne Beverly is undoubtedly one of the binding forces." -- Dr. Franklin A. Sonn, former Ambassador of South Africa of the United States of America.
“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 for you 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)
Love's Been Here All the Time
Love's Been here yeah man all the time You were the furthest being from my mind I look at you Darling and I said oh no Then I looked again and said oooo Baby maybe so Love's Been Here All the time. Surely a handsome galant knight Perhaps its that smile of delight Coupled with dimples and a determined might Or just the inspiration and wisdom received Spending time with you fills a great need You know Honey you're a rare breed Love's Been Here all the Time. True Love a Blessing from heaven above Pure as the likeness of a graceful dove What I feel for you now is appreciation and love A lifetime of being single Thought I couldn't find Mister Right Not mattering how often I mingle Once a year or every night Oh my Darling Love, Love's Been Here All the Time Now that we have committed I'm sure true love is in it Isn't it just great We are so happy, we are wonderful soulmates Dreaming and singing the same tune Oh yes my Darling I'll be your lovely bride real soon Love's been here all the time It's been here all the time I'm so happy you are mine Love, love love Darling, it's been here all the time. (dedicated to Dr. Maya Angelou)
Surround self by love Talk love...Dream love Perpetual goodness sweetness of love Love's atmosphere Embodied...bound...surrounded by love Love of siblings Support Share Ideas and Life Speak truths...Sweet togetherness Just knowing you are close by Somewhere near Tender delight of Mother's devoted love Sacrifice since existence Unconditional...just because Simplicit love of nature A mirage...a mystical horizon Diamonds scattered across blanket of Tranquilled blue Fragrant wild flowers...cascade of beauty Along highways...across emerald meadows Love of man for woman...woman for man Guide Protect Support each other Sweet love I surrender! (Dedicated to Haki Madhatbuti)
“Its Up To Me”
Be a leader
Even if it means standing alone
Have a style and mind of your own.
Be steadfast, solid on your convictions
Stand up for your predictions
Initiate brand new traditions
Be truthful, especially to self
Know honesty and love wins above all else.
Be on time
Be the first in line
You just might get a quarter instead of a dime.
Be thankful and prayerful morning and night
God our Father will lead you
Guide you towards what’s right.
Be pleasant, be optimistic, smile say hello first
Yes, thank you, please, make them daily verse.
Be wise and witty – success will be for thee
All the while saying if it is to be
It’s up to me.
(Dedicated to Korin – 11/23/02)
Forever In Your Eyes is a great book of poetry. Written with such beauty and grace as the author. Thank you Ladi Di for this divine gift! Bridgette Scott “ Just Asia-Earth”
“Forever In Your Eyes” is a potpourri of poems of love, appreciations and tributes, dedicated to Dr. Maya Angelou. It is an excellent collection of poetry written by Sylvia Dianne Beverly “Ladi Di” and consists of 124 pages, published by Golden Arts Publishing.
“Forever In Your Eyes” is an inspirational, uplifting, motivational and delightful book. Each of the poems are insightful, healing and touching such as “Deep In My Heart,” “My Heart Speaks,” and “Bring Back The Holy Spirit.” After reading, “Forever In Your Eyes,” you will find yourself completely energized and refreshed. My favorite poem written by Sylvia Dianne Beverly and is published in “Forever In Your Eyes” is entitled: “It’s Up To Me.” Afrika Asha Abney
To all who love the art of self expression through poetry this book is a must read. The best way that I like to describe reading my autographed copy of Forever In Your Eyes is, "It's like a fresh cool breeze filled with love and a fervent passion for life. The subtle touch of nostalgia is sure make u smile ." Ladi Di this book is the true essence of you as I remember you when I was just a little girl ,until now being blessed that our paths have been reconnected forevermore. I can't wait for the hot new project to drop(no punn intended) L.o.L.
FOREVER IN YOUR EYES is a must have prize possession. It is refreshing,and uplifting. It is a show case for pure emotion and real love that surrounds Sylvia's works.This book will take you on a love journey back in time, and true ly make you smile. FOREVER IN YOUR EYES will touch the heart and the soul of any reader. Sit back and enjoy the best of the best, Sylvia Dianne Beverly, AKA "Ladi Di" The Love Poet present to the world; FOREVER IN YOUR EYES, dedicated to Dr. Maya Angelou. Jamila Akil
Ladi Di took me to another place with this PRIZE. A place filled with good thoughts, feelings, motivations, and most of all Love. This is one of the best collections that I've read. Everyone should purchase!
"Forever In Your Eyes" is a delightful collection of clear cut poetry.
The poems are well-written and full of beaty-filled energy.
Lady Di has a way with words, with conversation, with an eye and feeling for the simple pleasures in life.
"Forever In Your Eyes" should be apart of your poetry collection like it is apart of mines.
I LOVE "Forever In Your Eyes". Not only do I enjoy it for my own reading pleasure but I have found it a helpful tool to communicate feelings of Love, Life and Living. Instead of pondering how to say what I feel to my love, I can flip through "Forever In Your Eyes" and find a relative piece to read to him and express just how I'm feeling...Try it for yourself! Just be sure to give Ladi Di the credit. You go Ladi Di...thank you for this gift!
BRAVO Ladi Di… Forever In Your Eyes has everything… just the right mix of passion, excitement, and tenderness. Read a poem a day or just one when you need something to get you through a difficult time. Thank you Ladi Di. Peace, Love and Blessings. Each one of us truly does have a verse to contribute.
I had the pleasure of meeting with Ladi Di, she is as vibrant and inspiring as her book. "Forever in Your Eyes" was written as if you could hear her voice through her poems and haikus. I very much enjoyed her book and recommend anyone who has a thirst for inspiration and appreciation.
"Forever In Your Eyes" is a fresh new look at a grand old subject..LOVE...This book is seductive, thought provoking , and inspiring. "Forever" will make you smile, sigh, and maybe even bring a tear to your "EYE". Lady Di has hit a Grand Slam home run with this one.
Ladi Di, Congratulations on an outstanding book well done. "Forever in your Eyes" is a masterpiece and a piece of poetry history. This book provides what is missing in the poetry marketplace today: quality, class, substance, and variety. I am sure that Dr. Maya Angelou would be proud of this book dedicated to her. Keep up the great work and keep on sharing this thing called poetry.
A refreshing feeling of poetry, lighthearted and inspirational. I love choosing a poem weekly to read daily. This way, the poems become a part of me. #One Fan, D.E.B.
"Forever In Your Eyes" poetry book is fantastic. Everyone should read and purchase this book. They will love it and be inspired. Ladi Di is a very good poet and I'm looking forward to her next book, poems or fiction.
About the Author
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.
In addition to writing poetry, Ms. Beverly enjoys and has been blessed performing before many gracious audiences; National Zoological Park, Smithsonian, (every Easter Monday, for the past 12 years), National Museum of History, Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, Hishorn Museum, Smithsonian, Lincoln Theater, MedLink Nursing Center, Marwood Senior Apartments, Public Libraries, Public Schools, churches throughout the Metropolitan area, Evening Exchange, WHUT-TV, News Channel 8, Color Me Poetry, Bowie State University, Comcast Cable TV 76, PG County, WOL, XM Sattellite and WPFW Radio. She also has appeared at such places at Starbucks (Chinatown), DC Sanctuary, Dar Es Salaam Bookstore, Euphoria Ackee Tree Restaurant and Lounge, Kaffa House, Joe's Movement Emporium, Iverson Mall, Market 5 Gallery, Capital Book Festival, and Ellington's on Eighth, are just to name a few.
Ms. Beverly's most memorable performances have been opening for J. California Cooper, University of the District of Columbia, opening for Nikki Giovanni, Harrison Museum, Roanoke, Virginia and a special presentation for former Ambassador Franklin Sonn, South African Embassy for the United States of America.
Most of her poetry includes love, appreciation and inspiration. Ms. Beverly is a member of “Collective Voices”. During National Poetry Month 2005, she was recipient for her group “Collective Voices” of one of the first “NUSPA 2005” (National Underground Spoken Word Poetry Awards) trophies recognizing the Annual MLK Poetry Extravaganza as the best poetry event on the East Coast. Also, closing out National Poetry Month 2005, she was invited to participate in the “Pantene Total You Tour,” at D.C.Convention Center, empowering women. Along with “Collective Voices”, she performed poetry as part of “In the Spirit” for the Smithsonian, AnacostiaMuseum and Center for African American History and Culture, Summer 1999. After critiquing Dr. Martin Luther King’s, “I Have A Dream,” she decided to write her own dream, which helps provide the positive family environment we so desperately need today. This poem is entitled “Let This Dream Come True” and has been presented in the District of Columbia and Prince GeorgeCountyPublic Schools and Metropolitan Boys and Girls’ Clubs.
Keeping in mind the African proverb, it takes a village to raise a child”, Ms. Beverly started a youth poetry group called “Girls and Boys with Hearts.” Since her retirement (September 2004) from 37 years federal government service, (26 years at the FCC).
Ms.Beverly directs a Poetry Workshop at the Marwood Senior Apartments. She was honored to read for D.C. Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick in her “Poets in Progress” program, Folgers’s Shakespeare Library, December 2003, January 2005 and January 2006.
Ms. Beverly recently at a wide variety of venues in the Metropolitan region and on the air of waves of both WHUR 96.3FM and Heaven 1580AM.
She currently is featured at Got Poetry, News Maryland and E Prince George Newsletter.
Ms. Beverly will be appearing at a wide variety of venues in the Nation’s capital and beyond. She is currently working on her new cookbook with love poems and plans to publish other books of poems, children’s books and fiction. Writing is her passion.
Ms. Beverly resides in Prince Georges County, MD and is available for radio interviews, book signings and special events. She can be reached at syladydi(at)aol.com or 240-353-1576.