Martin Carter

(1927-1997 / Guyana)

Bare Night Without Comfort


In a bare night without comfort
stood like an infant hearing a drum:
Shadows and green grass spinning
but clutched at a world without nearing

Like dark ball rising from nothing
hurling curse at me and full of scorn:
Bare night without comfort
stood like an infant hearing a drum.

Submitted: Sunday, December 23, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, May 03, 2011

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