Cover me with your beauty sublime;
Stain upon my heart the dying echo of love.
Plant in my bosom the eternal seed of hope
And I'll reap a harvest of fulfilment.
Islands of these Caribbean waters that sparkle in earth's orb,
Like a kaleidoscope of colours in an artistic display of genius.We hear
A malady of intoxicating melodies which exhilarates, thousands
Worshipping at the shrine of steel pan at the Savannah,
Walking in the shadows of love
Seems always clothed with uncertainty;
Clouded passages and walls that hide
True feelings of the heart
Any new ideas or thoughts lately?
You don't want to tell.Ok, so
You have closed up your mind like a window,
So the rain and the wind could beat on it.
in the monumental scheme of things
on the beach.
Oh, Ransomed soul.
Oh, heart aglow.
Divine sparks that fly
Fear binds us to the earth
But faith lifts us to the heavens!
Hate burdens the bearer
Love can be stronger than the wind,
Or can leap over mountains or the wide ocean.
Love can envelop and overpower even the stone-hearted,
Melting down that hard heart as heat to ice.
Thou twin tormentors
That keep so close
[For Derek Walcott]
Far from the Aegean deep, in our Caribbean Elysium shores,
In a fresh cadence, chanting a new mantra,