Controlling the Silver

Controlling the Silver

Poems by Lorna Goodison
Copyright Date: 2005
Pages: 120
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt1xcfvz
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    Controlling the Silver
    Book Description:

    Renowned poet Lorna Goodison has written a new collection of elegies and praise songs which explore the close link between history and genealogy in the Caribbean experience. Her subjects range from the economic genius of market women to the complex beauty of the natural world. _x000B__x000B_

    eISBN: 978-0-252-09138-4
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-viii)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. ix-xii)
  3. CONTROLLING THE SILVER
    (pp. 1-98)

    Before day morning, at cockcrow and firstlight,

    our island is washed by the sea which has been

    cleaning itself down with foamweed and sponge.

    Fishermen who toiled all night and caught trash

    let down their seines again on the off chance.

    The never-get-weary-yet cast off and their nets

    will break from abundance. On land, the feeding

    trees or kotch-hotels of egrets, bird-bush lodges,

    start to empty of perch occupants flown in pursuit

    of proverb’s worm. The faithful night watchman

    will punch the clock and so end dark night’s shift.

    He earns the right to strike a match, light first fire...

  4. Back Matter
    (pp. 99-106)