Farewell Brother.

Please play video as you read,was one of his favorite songs.

After a while the pain and I became as one,walking through crevices that were sometimes roads,sigh my brother would have expressed the events of Erica so much better than i ever could,such a great writer and sweet old soul..sigh as i sit here reminiscing of his great influence over my life.

The effects of Erica would have been a easier pill to swallow if you were still around to talk it over with,you were one to remain calm and optimistic even in the face of danger.You were known for being funny,down to earth,someone who was always willing to listen and you were very understanding.

Now with you gone,it just makes it a little more difficult to breathe, but i know with time I will catch my breath,and live and enjoy every moment,i know  you would cheer me on to smile and not cry. It is a hard thing to accept,but God gives and he takes away,and i know it is not goodbye but it is farewell for just a little while.

I see why you encouraged me to write,because you knew i would carry on the legacy and write,hoping one day to be as great as you. I’m proud to have been related to such a great talent and beautiful soul.Rest in perfect peace my beloved brother David Guiste.

Written by

Laurna Guiste



The interview was held at the writers place where he was very welcoming and sat avidly, he recalls his first write being at the age of 10, whilst in the 7th Grade, interestingly his first poem was entitled The Cigarette “which was inspired by a teachers newsletter at that time, it wasn’t published though but from that his passion for poetry was birthed.

The poet went further to describe that his inspirations are mainly fruits of nature, such as the enchanting greenery of the islands trees or the fascinating sound of the ocean and of course other writer’s work lightly boasting his ability to mimic another writer’s work after a good read.

Listing his greatest poets such as John Keats, Maya Angelou, W.H Auden, William Wordsworth and Shakespeare.

David’s aim when he writes is to bring comfort to his readers and write something that they can usually identify with.

Guiste has three books under his belt, The Burning Prelude 1999, Letters from a distant Romeo 2001 and Glimpses of a Maroon Horizon 2005.He stated that his favorite poem written is Love ( On another’s Happiness) it happens to be from his early works and he likes the realness of that poem.

He believes the best part of being a poet is being able to articulate your feelings on paper, putting your thoughts into words.

As the interview ended he encouraged aspiring writers to keep writing, keep drafting their thoughts and ideas on paper, write everything, every phrase even if it may not be useful at that time, it could become relevant at a later date. He admonished for aspiring writers to read more and to pay less attention to the money and fame and write mainly out of pure passion.

Below is one of the poets work,

Sonnet Of An Islander

Hold me, beneath the green palms, the scarlet orchids,

Beneath the white waterfalls, the giant mountains

Amid the green scrubs, chocolate brown land, and again

Hold me, ever closer still for my heart forbids

That for you, love; I should have any lesser need.

Squeeze me, under old plantations, over lush plains

On volcanic shores, beneath blue waves and again

Hold me, ever closer still for my heart forbids

That for you, love; I should have any lesser need.

So feel me, in golden daylight, feel me again

Yonder mild fluorescent moonlight, I won’t complain.

For in your arms these stars got me dreaming indeed:

That true lovers hearts do lie in the bosom of

Eternity. Dearest, I marvel such great love.

Book: ‘Glimpses of a Maroon Horizon’

Copyright David Guiste 2005