"This poetic diary deals with the rebuilding of the island of Montserrat after its near destruction by a volcanic eruption in 1997. The poems express confidence that island life and folk will endure the volcano∆s tantrums. Expressed are the feelings about the people who have gone, the landscape that has been transformed, and the society that has been fragmented. The seemingly trivial, the myriad social interactions, the sounds, and the smells of a vanished world are evoked. Conversational, muscular rhythms and serious word play characterize this mature and distinctive collection."
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Antigua apple ashes beat Belham river BEULAH GOATS blood British British Virgin Islands calabash calypsonian Caribbean cat boils catde celebrate chegwey Christmas Clare Short clouds cold Colonial Rites colour creole word DAY POEM dead death DFID dome collapse E. A. Markham echoes egrets England Enter Lenny erupting face Farms and Farrells feet Fergus fire garden Gerald's Glen McGrath green grim philosophy Gwarn head heart Hugo hurricane Hurricane Hugo island is nice land Lara Lavity Stoutt light Litde Bay litde lonely Long Ground machete Mama minute of respect mongoose gang Montserrat Montserratians mother mountain night paradise passed Peepal Tree poems polite rich place River and Long rock season September 17 sideshow silent song Soufriere Soufriere's stout Streatham road teacher tick tongues tonton macoute Towne and Olveston Virgin Islands Volcano Song VOLCANO VERSES VOLCANO WATCH West Indies winds wonder