Poetry Blogs (Caribbean)
It’s Independence Day and I have something to say,
We are proud of our history and proud of this special day!
Liamuiga (which means fertile land) was the original name,
From the Amerindians that were here before Columbus came.
“This land is called Saint Christopher,” he soon proclaimed,
“I claim this land for the Queen of Spain.”
Then the English came Led by Sir Thomas Warner,...
Thursday 19th September 2019 5:09 pm
The wild winds tear out in the night
As Maria rips the roofs off with all of her might.
Destroying everything she can
Till the people cry out in vain and fright
The rain, then mud it falls and falls
I cannot clear the image out
Gonna take a lot to keep me away from there
There's a lot that 100 men can do
Gonna take some time to make it right again....
Saturday 16th December 2017 2:59 pm
This piece, over twenty years old, came to me largely in a dream about being a poet.
We sat on the wharf at East Balmain,
where the ferries make the Harbour
and Robert Adamson floated away
with grace on the violent tide,
as we looked on the streams
of the living
(as in air, we were in motion)
and in action, and relative calm...
Sunday 29th October 2017 2:21 pm