Midsummer, Tobago

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    Derek Walcott
    World just lost one of its greatest minds Nobel Laureate Poet Playwright Derek Walcott. He is from Island of St. Lucia Derek Walcott whose intricately metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, harsh legacy of colonialism, and the complexity of living …

    Broad sun-stoned beaches

    White heat.
    A green river.

    A bridge,
    scorched yellow palms

    from the summer sleeping house
    drowsing through August.

    Days I have held,
    days I have lost,

    days that outgrow,
    like daughters, my harbouring arms.

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