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#Free Speech Project: Rojelio Gowrie – Letter to the Free

2 Aug

 

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Caribbean Poem: “Caribbean Chimera” by Fig Newton

5 May

Source: All Poetry

Caribbean Chimera

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In the highland of Puerto Rico is where this story begins
amongst the Banyan trees and the buzzing insects
There on the Eastern edge near the coastal mountains
is a place where mad scientists experiment and dissect.

Upon a lonelymountain there lays Continue reading

Caribbean Poem: “Beaches” by Grannyeri

29 Apr

Source: All Poetry
Written By Grannyeri

Blue-Orchid-Villa-Providenciales-leeward-beach

White hot sand to run in,
golden sun shining down.
Blue waters washing on the shore,
not one reason to ever frown.

Caribbean holiday,
all inclusive, it’s the best.
Winter blues, we left up north,
this place leaves me impressed.

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Caribbean Poem; “Ode to Caribbean Blue ( Terza Rima Sonnet )” By Joy A. Burki-Watson

5 Apr

Source:All Poetry
Written By Joy A.Burki-Watson

Tobago-Cays

The Caribbean wind weaves warmth with waves
of crystal blue then sends them all to greet
the bleached white shores of darkened ‘done for’ slaves,

who now must stay and Continue reading

#BlackHistoryMonth: Caribbean Poet; Sir Derek Walcott

15 Feb

Sources:Nobel Prize Org,Poetry Foundation

Born on the island of Saint Lucia in 1930s, a former British colony in the West Indies, poet and playwright Derek Walcott was trained as a painter but turned to writing as a young man. His father, a Bohemian watercolourist, died when Derek and

Sir Derek Walcott (source:thefamouspeople)

his twin brother, Roderick, were only a Continue reading

#BlackHistoryMonth: Black Queen #FoodforThought

10 Feb

“It is rumored that we were soft. Had cumulus cloudy laps a man could lay his troubles upon. Honey-dipped tongues that spoke sweetness in the mornings. Embraces that chased the Devils away. We were soft. Rumor has it that we could tame the beast of a man with a whisper. Grew and glued our families together. We were Angels that walked on land…a silent strength. We uplifted each other. We were soft. I don’t know exactly what happened. We are hard now. Rigid, bruised, and broken. We have lost our magic. Now we curse the morning. Where is our elegance and mystery? Our dignity and grace? For our daughters’ sake, we were soft. Weren’t we?”

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Poem of the Day; “Caribbean” by Natureislelove

5 Feb

Source:All Poetry
Written by user Natureislelove

Caribbean

Group of islands,
Indigenous inhabitants,
Strong cultural and historical connections
To slavery, European colonization and plantation system.

Its climate varies,
From being sunny to rainy.
Its terrain varies greatly on Continue reading