Poetry Illuminates the Meaning of Life
Poetry is soca, calypso, rara, reggae.
It is the echoes of the abeng across the mountain top;
The cold smoldering seams between a couple’s silence ;
The hot passion of their midnight embrace.
It is the wondrous touch of a baby’s hand
And the last flower flung at a descending coffin.
..from Bridges to Memory: Poems by Marva McClean p. 50