An Author’s Dream

Sparkle Forever – Celebration of Friendship

January 8, 2017 – Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka


It was a dream come true to complete the dedication of Sparkle Forever and celebrate friendship with those who inspired many of the poems in the book. My deepest gratitude to my family for organizing this lovely presentation.

Thank you to all who attended. It was wonderful to see old friends and share my poetry with you. Special thanks to Lilanthi, Dulanie, Viranthi and their talented daughters for making the event a great success.

It was a joy to show my appreciation to the guests of honor – my Teachers! The grand finale was my father singing the Friendship Song he composed for the occasion.


DEDICATION: 25 year remembrance for my dear friend Saumya (Sam) Almeida who taught me and many others what Friendship Unlimited was all about.


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Lord I Thank You
For the brothers & sisters
Who hold my hand
No matter the distance
For it is through
Their loving kindness
You send me courage
To go the distance

Samanthi Fernando © Starsafire Poems

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Happy March

Let me show you
the flowering tree
as this friendship
between you and me

We’re coming into
a season of joy
With time
to share everything
hopeful that we see

Samanthi Fernando © Starsafire Poems

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Poems for Friends

An assortment of short verses for the friends you love – including Cherished One from the book Sparkle Forever: Inspirational Poetry


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Friendship Unlimited

Sparkle Forever: Inspirational Poetry
50 Poems by Samanthi Fernando

Every Author dreams of a particular book from the very beginning. For me Sparkle Forever is that book. The friends who give me great love made this creation possible. Inspiring me to showcase bright imagery and universal emotions throughout the book – making it suitable for any audience. ->  PREVIEW Poems from the Book

Amazon Books #1 New Release in Poetry January 2016

#1 New ReleaseFrom old favorites to new settings – a series of sparkling gems for anyone who values friendship.. READ MORE on


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