Gillena Cox

Rookie - 14 Points (1950)

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?
Would you believe?
Did you ever think?

And wind would bow down
Sighing “Oh Heavens be
I hear the sound of pan so sweet
Wafting with my sister Breeze”


Did you hear him?
Did you know this?
Would you believe?
Did you ever think?
This would have happened
In steelband land?
2009

Submitted: Thursday, November 04, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (In Steelband Land by Gillena Cox )

  • Rookie Chitra - (12/7/2010 9:30:00 AM)

    Elements of Nature Personified! !
    Great images painted by your creative quill! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 971 Points Marieta Maglas (11/9/2010 11:35:00 AM)

    wonderful poem about the nature very melodiously written...lovely to read..Mari (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. Warning, Jenny Joseph
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
[Hata Bildir]