Derek Walcott

(23 January 1930 / Castries / St Lucia)

Poems of Derek Walcott

1. A City's Death By Fire 1/13/2003
2. A Far Cry From Africa 1/13/2003
3. After The Storm 1/13/2003
4. Blues 1/13/2003
5. Codicil 1/13/2003
6. Coral 4/12/2010
7. Dark August 4/12/2010
8. Egypt, Tobago 1/13/2003
9. Forest Of Europe 1/13/2003
10. In The Virgins 1/13/2003
11. Koening Of The River 1/13/2003
12. Love After Love 1/13/2003
13. Midsummer, Tobago 1/13/2003
14. Night in the Gardens of Port of Spain 11/7/2005
15. Parang 1/13/2003
16. Pentecost 4/12/2010
17. R.T.S.L. (1917-1977) 1/13/2003
18. Sabbaths, W.I. 1/13/2003
19. The Glory Trumpeter 11/7/2005
20. The Saddhu Of Couva 1/13/2003

Dark August

So much rain, so much life like the swollen sky
of this black August. My sister, the sun,
broods in her yellow room and won't come out.

Everything goes to hell; the mountains fume
like a kettle, rivers overrun; still,
she will not rise and turn off the rain.

She is in her room, fondling old things,

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