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  Jamaican Cradle Song
by Joan Huffman
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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2006 Philadelphia Writers' Conference
Poetry I Contest: Honorable Mention
Judge: Barbara Daniels


Jamaican Cradle Song

A green flash,
the guava sun dissolves into the sea.
I sink into my pillow-nest,
sated with jerk-lobster,
sweetened by mammy-apple,
and smashed on rum punch.

Waves pulsate, pound,
beneath my cottage's balcony.
Strains of Bob Marley mingle
with patois-sprinkled laughter.
Ganja and citronella linger,
tickle my nose with island incense.

The ceiling fan revolves lazily,
lacy mosquito mesh flutters
and teases my sun-toasted toes.
Iridescent feathers gleam,
coral and speckled shells
chink and chime.

Cobalt-blue shutters frame the full moon,
that shimmers on the surf,
reflects off ochre walls,
and paints my dreaming eyelids.
My reverie is rocked by calypso-soul music,
ska mon, one love.

Joan Huffman©01/27/2006




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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/23/2009
Love Jamaica and loved this poem...the slow, sensual rhythm of that gorgeous island in the sun! Great job!!

Anna
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 7/21/2009
The sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes come alive and give your reader the Carribean touch ... I do believe I've accidentally walked into your cottage ... forgive me, I wasn't invited, but you've made it so welcoming and delightful. So beautifully written, more than worthy of honorable mention! A very warm welcome to the Den! ~Elizabeth


Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/14/2009
You have recalled, recreated and shared the atmosphere of the place most effectively via your verses, Joan. Thank you. Welcome to AD. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Connie Faust 7/13/2009
I am so impressed by the wealth of skillfully descriptive words and phrases---No wonder it earned Honorable Mention!
Welcome to Authors' Den!
Connie
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/13/2009
THE IMAGERY IN THIS WORK IS FANTASTIC. IT DRAWS A VIVIDLY CLEAR PICTURE OF ONE BASKING THE BEAUTY OF JAMAICA. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS YOU. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Michael Guy 7/12/2009
Ummm, you can taste, smell, hear and see this one. I wish I was sinking into that "Jamaican Cradle" with you. "Rocks me Baby!" I love all things Caribbean, that's why I set my only novel there (Barbados, Jamaica ca. 1695)- Thanks...nice to know ya

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