Nice accolade for an extraordinary man.
he def is an incredible man...have read several books on or by him...
Nice to see your tribute to this exemplary human being.
*Pattiken,*Brian and*MaryHe was made to suffer for 27 years, 'behind bars' and knocking stones. Raise my hat to both, Mandela sans bitterness and the Afrikaans for dismantling apartheid and elevating him to the highest office!Hank
Nelson Mandela — indeed an extraordinary man, Hank. Ranks right up there with Gandhi.K
Kay,Can never be another icon! He 'abdicated' the presidency within a few years. Power was not his motivation!Hank
These are all icons in their own rights. I guess they each contributed much to us. Nice to pay tribute with your writing.
Nice tribute to a good man!... Great week ahead Pare!..Pareng JJ
Yep definitely a very wise and stand out human being.
Absolutely he radiates the light from within and shines. They all have.Lovely tribute Hank.
I think these are your best yet. You're not so much on a roll as a charge. Keep it up!
Well done. I once wrote an essay on Ghandi ... he is one of my role models.Thank you for sharing this haiku with us and the nice pictures.
Hi Hank--icons all right. Often they have an innate charisma even before fame, though sometimes it's hard to tell what came first. Thanks much. K.
The question is: Did Mandela come into the world as a generous, open soul, or did he have to learn generosity and openness the hard way?“Being the Youngest”“Being in Need”
Ghandi is one of my heros
nice..great words for an extraordinary man..
Icons... they so inspire, give up their own walk for others, really. Nice triptych here.
Hank,There are so few people who fit the hounour as much as Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi. This sad old world is in need of a new 'being.'Eileen
extraordinary poetry for a great man ~ thanks, namaste ^_^
Exemplary tribute.Anna :o]