Gillena Cox

Rookie - 65 Points (1950)

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1950, born to Mary Stroude and Job Mitchell in St. Georges Grenada; migrated to Trinidad around age four to five. Spent a brief spell in Caroni then we moved to Chaguanas; i was sent to live with my Aunt Olive and Uncle Eyrie in Prince Street, Port of Spain during my mother's pregnancy with my first sister. In Port of Spain i attended, Eastern Private School - a nursery school. My Port of Spain ... more »

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  • Allemagne Roßmann Allemagne Roßmann (5/20/2009 1:07:00 PM)

    Beautiful write with the right choose of diction and allegories.

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Best Poem of Gillena Cox

In Steelband Land

The sun rose one morning,
And bellowed to a cloud;

Did you hear him?

“Let your rain fall on Poui
Saturating her greenness
Into blooms so many”

Did you hear him?
Did you know this?

For kiskadee who bare,
So ashamedly her belly would,
Coy at the splendor of
Your munificence;

Did you hear him?
Did you know this?
Would you believe?

And kites flying high,
From yards of string,
Wishing to fly higher;
Would stop to gape,
And tangled be,
In her fragrance;

Did you hear him?
Did you know this?...

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