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Saturday Poetry – ‘Enough’ by Andru Defeye: A Beautiful Fusion of Words and Mobile Art

This week’s Saturday Poetry brings you the soul-stirring poem titled ‘Enough’ by the talented Andru Defeye. His poetic prowess has garnered recognition, with Sacramento Magazine listing him as one of the city’s hundred business leaders in 2021. Moreover, California State University, Sacramento, has nominated him to receive an honorary doctorate, a testament to his impact on the artistic community.

Defeye’s contributions extend beyond his poetry; he served as the director of communications for Sol Collective from 2009 to 2020. He is also the visionary behind Zero Forbidden Goals, a support system dedicated to fostering arts equity, experiences, and education among creatives.

In a remarkable achievement, Defeye was honored as the youngest poet laureate of Sacramento in 2020. Furthermore, his excellence in poetry earned him an esteemed Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship in 2022.

For this edition of Saturday Poetry, we have paired Defeye’s emotive words with mobile art by the talented @ja_graham. The captivating artwork titled ‘I want to be in love with you the same way I am in love with the moon’ – Sanober Khan,’ complements the poem’s essence beautifully, creating a symphony of emotions.

If you aspire to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, simply share your inspiring artwork on Instagram with the hashtag #theappwhisperer. By using this tag, you enable us to discover and consider your creations for future features.

Join us as we celebrate the fusion of poetry and mobile art, exploring the boundless creativity of artists like Andru Defeye and @ja_graham. Together, we continue to weave the tapestry of artistry and inspiration for the world to behold.

To view the others we have published in this section, go here.

via Poets.org

‘I want to be in love with you the same way I am in love with the moon’ – Sanober Khan ©ja_graham

‘Enough’ by Andre Defeye

You are enough

Divinity flows in your fingertips
        with light so radiant
        every beat of your heart
a victory march
made of whole universes
        stitched by the hands of creation
        with flawless design
a prophecy You fulfil perfectly with every breath


The sun wouldn’t shine the same without it
Creation is only waiting for You
                to smile back at it

Do you see it yet?

You are enough
        For the birds to sing about
        For the seeds to sprout about
        For the stars to shoot about

        Do you see it yet?

        Gardens in your speech
Fields of wildflowers in your prayers
        Lighthouses in your eyes
    No one else can see it for you

You have always been enough
You will always be enough

Your simple act of being is enough

            Do you see it yet?


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