James Berry

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James Berry, OBE (born 1924), is a Jamaican poet who settled in England in the 1940s. His poetry is notable for using a mixture of standard English and Jamaican Patois. Berry's writing often "explores the relationship between black and white communities and in particular, the excitement and tensions in the evolving relationship of the Caribbean imm ...

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People Equal

Some people shoot up tall.
Some hardly leave the ground at all.
Yet-people equal. Equal.
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A Nest Full of Stars

Only chance made me come and find
my hen, stepping from her hidden
nest, in our kitchen garden.
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A Nest Full of Stars

Only chance made me come and find
my hen, stepping from her hidden
nest, in our kitchen garden.

In her clever secret place, her tenth
egg, still warm, had just been dropped.

Not sure of what to do, I picked up
every egg, counting them, then put them
down again. All were mine.

All swept me away and back.
I blinked, I saw: a whole hand
of ripe bananas, nesting.

I blinked, I saw: a basketful
of ripe oranges, nesting.

I blinked, I saw: a trayful
of ripe naseberries, nesting.

I blinked, I saw: an open bagful
of ripe mangoes, nesting.

I blinked, I saw:
a mighty nest full of stars.
naseberry: sapodilla plum with sweet brown flesh
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WHO PLAY ROBLOX? ? 26 March 2021

WHO PLAY ROBLOX AND i am grounded for it and I really need help to be ungrounded to play agin so plesae help me: (

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IDK WHAT MY NAME IS 02 April 2021

LOL THE FACT THAT THIS WAS MADE SO RECENTLY...

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Julece Francis 07 March 2020

I love ??A nest full of stars ?

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Julece Francis 07 March 2020

I love that one

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There is also a really good poem by him called One

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Hana Uzumaki 06 December 2017

I like people equal it shows that everyone is different but we are all not perfect and we are equal.======================

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