Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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SAYING SOME NAMES
Trees slender, trees tall,
Trees spreading, trees for all;
Botanical gardens, royal in the city
Of Port of Spain, serene and pretty;

i say your name with love.

Hear the beat of the brass band,
Hear the beat of the steel band,
Look how they swaying them hips,
Masqueraders with kaiso on their lips,
Dancing, prancing, in the Carnival drama,
All the way to the Queens Park savannah

i speak your name in revelry

Hot spicy tasty roti
Doubles with pepper slight or heavy
The hosay parade,
The tadjas all handmade
The tassa drumming a la mode
Through the Western Main Road

I say your name with words ornate

Port of Spain city main,
St James close terrain
I say your name, say your name
Say it again and again.
© gillena cox 2015




Written in response to the prompt today
Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Saying the Names With Love

26 comments:

  1. This poem, with its wonderful rhythm and place names and vivid descriptions, takes me right there. Wonderful, Gillena. Thanks for writing to my prompt.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by to read my response Sherry

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  2. This is a delightful read. I could totally see and feel those beautiful places through your poem. So lovely :)

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    1. Happy you dropped in Purba

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  3. Almost a chant with music. I do like this!

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  4. Thanks for dropping by Gail

    Much love...

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  5. Oh man this poem echoes culture! What a fantastic piece :D

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Sanaa

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  6. I really like the way you expressed this, Gillena. It is so nice to learn the names of so many places that I am not familiar with. And....ha...I would like some of that hot, spicy roti!

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    1. happy you dropped in Mary

      much love...

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  7. Lovely - you obviously enjoy where you live!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Rosemary

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  8. oh Gillena the whole poem is a beauty...Port of Spain does take me to the cricket ground there where so memorable Test matches were played by the stalwarts of the game...

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    1. Cricket in the Oval. Happy you dropped by Sumana

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  9. This was woven from the heart. I enjoyed your words and the pictures. This is a place you say with love as you truly feel each texture of life around you.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Trudesssa

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  10. What a great beat your poem had for us today Gillena.

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    1. Happy you dropped by Robin

      Much love...

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  11. Oh, what a happy poem. I felt it like a song.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Myrna

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  12. Hypnotic and enchanting as a carnival cheer!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Jae

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  13. Feels like love and carnival. Well written.

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  14. The spirit of a celebration and the carnival mood is captured well by your lilting rhymes, Gillena!

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  15. Thanks for your appreciation Nicholas

    Much love...

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