"Be careful of books. Be careful with books. Be careful or one can become a weapon-wielder. Be careful or one can become a victim."

Cai Guo-Qiang

23 Apr 2014 / 0 notes

Dark and unaccustomed words
running the dusk,
no back door
difficult fruit
the waving gallery.
Utter
the butterfly hotel
I been there, sort of
poemas of the caribbean sun
gone away.

Dark and unaccustomed words

running the dusk,

no back door

difficult fruit

the waving gallery.

Utter

the butterfly hotel

I been there, sort of

poemas of the caribbean sun

gone away.

20 Apr 2014 / 5 notes

"Perhaps poetry needs no use at all; or perhaps it should do many things, all of them mysterious and beautiful and inefficient."

Stephen Burt, ‘Nearly Baroque

16 Apr 2014 / 7 notes

On Derek Walcott

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What for me stands out about Walcott is his devotion. He has spent his life building a mountain. His words have become their own landscape. We are left thrilled and dizzy. 

Some thoughts on Derek Walcott for The Operating System's Poetry Month celebrations. (PHOTO: Horace Ove)

16 Apr 2014 / 2 notes

Raymond “Atila the Hun” Quevado, ‘Graf Zepplin’

15 Apr 2014 / 1 note

designeronanisland:

A Designer Night on an Island. @douenIsland #douenisland - Bocas Lit. Fes. Trinidad. A night of readings by, Sharon Miller, Andre Bagoo and Shivanee Ramlochan

designerislandlife.com

14 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from designeronanisland with 93 notes

11 Apr 2014 / 0 notes

"I will never make you walk again, if you will be mine."

Shivanee Ramlochan, ‘Duenne Lara

9 Apr 2014 / 1 note

Preparation at Alice Yard, Woodbrook, Port of Spain for this Saturday’s Douen Islands event: In Forest & Wild Skies.

6 Apr 2014 / 4 notes

"A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other."

CHARLES DICKENS

5 Apr 2014 / 4 notes

Patti Smith - Because the Night

4 Apr 2014 / 2 notes

"Douen Islands is a journey, unearthing what is lost - the furtive child foraging through darkened forest; tricked by moonlight into a vacant past; vanishing, like love and blood, into wild skies. A slippery stream flowing out of this post-Independence country, trek into heat, memory, nightmare, dream. Take back the steps we never took. Seek to find."

Douen Islands

2 Apr 2014 / 0 notes

TAKE ME TO YOUR COUNTRY #DouenIslands

TAKE ME TO YOUR COUNTRY #DouenIslands

1 Apr 2014 / 1 note

29 Mar 2014 / Reblogged from lukeyd with 2,779 notes

"For something has grown in me here, through the winters and summers, on staircases, in bedrooms. I do not want, as Jinny wants, to be admired. I do not want people, when I come in, to look up with admiration. I want to give, to be given, and solitude in which to unfold my possessions."

Virginia Woolf

29 Mar 2014 / 1 note