5 poets from Trinidad featured at Zocalo Poets
As the country marks its 50th anniversary of Independence, the Zocalo Poets website features the work of five poets and some comments by me. The poets featured are Mervyn Taylor; Vahni Capildeo; Colin Robinson; Danielle Boodoo-Fortune and Nicholas Laughlin. All of the posts also feature the work of artist Rodell Warner. (The image in this post is called Untitled (Kaleidoscope 1).)
From 'The Schooner Flight' by Derek Walcott
I swear to you all, by my mother’s milk, by the stars that shall fly from tonight’s furnace, that I loved them, my children, my wife, my home; I loved them as poets love the poetry that kills them, as drowned sailors the sea. [[MORE]] You ever look up from some lonely beach and see a far schooner? Well, when I write this poem, each phrase go be soaked in salt; I go draw and...
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