The poet in me has evolved as an unplanned endeavour. I have been poetically and literally shaped by my upbringing and reading: The proverbs and fables of the Baganda, Aesops timelessly telling gems; the early writings of Chinua Achebe: Ngugi Wa Thiongo; Okot P. Bitek and Wole Soyinka.
I have also been captivated by: the hauntingly resonant poetry of nature aware poets like Robert Frost, the insightful enigmatic encapsulations mystics like Rumi, and surprisingly propehetic modern muses like Ben Okri.
I am re-educating myself about the curiously synoptic wisdoms hidden in the enigmatic and often unread, and frequently misrepresented, writings in the classics and in the relevant and adaptable parts of the teachings of the major world faiths.
My poetry is thus an expression and an indulgence. I include it here as an unpolished - even amateur aid to reflection.