Renowned poet Q Malewezi has always been creative with his poems and he has used this artistry as a vessel to tackle various issues happening in the society.
And on Friday, the Lilongwe-based poet took advantage of a private event for a few guests at State House to present to President Lazarus Chakwera a poem with powerful verses framed in a canvas.
The poem goes like:
May your words be engraved/underneath your feet/as a reminder that you walked/ on the sacred path with courage in one knee and integrity in the other.
Q said he was invited to the event to provide sound lighting and entertainment.
“Nyago, a musical artist I am managing, was the live entertainment and I presented a poem on framed canvas that I specifically wrote for the President,” he said.
Q also said he presented the poem under Poetry Inq, a poetry company that he has established.
“I have established this poetry company that is doing bespoke poems, poetry themed wall art as well as other services in creative writing,” he said.
The ‘People’ creator also took advantage of the event to discuss with the President about the creative sector.
“He went around the room talking to the guests and I took advantage of this moment to share with him about the creative sector,” Q said.
Q has represented the country in different international poetry platforms, showing the best of poetry from Malawi.
He is also set to represent the country at the Lagos International Poetry Festival, slated for October.