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Memories Of Dawn At Kukuhill
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Inside the gate the smell of strong tea in the air
With burnt toast and real butter
Outside the gate, strong cinnamon and nutmeg.
But I preferred the neighbors who
Cooked rice, plantain and pepper sauce
And the other that made me nauseous at times,
Fried curry rice and herbs.
But I could stand the garlic
And onions from the other side
As I wondered how many bags of onion could smell that strong.
The dawn came each morning and the sun was never late
Transporting these scents through the neighborhood.
Now I wonder if there is anyone left to admire the dawn
And smell the scents floating in the air.
The only equalizer on KuKuhill was the dawn.
The dawn is still spectacular on Kukuhill
Even if time and change have robbed it of its audience.
Nature makes up for everything
With the perfect moon and such
And for the Hilltop at KuKuhill
The dawns were spectacular
With the dew drops on the grass
Reflecting like crystals from the sun rising in the East
And those insects who have ventured into the light
Now lying helpless on the ground,
Struggling to recapture their lost flight
Before the crows and other birds
Make a feast of them,
Before the sun fully shows itself
The dawn was still spectacular on KuKuhill.


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Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
i wonder where kukuhill is...after reading this, i feel that if i'm ever there, i'll know it instantly. the power of words.
Reviewed by Patricia Boudreau (Reader)
Such images...such love of such a beautiful place...thank you for sharing this memory....
Reviewed by Victor Jensen
Sometimes it's hard to make the right comment after reading what others have said except to say, Yes I agree!
Reviewed by Dens Dreamweaver (Reader)
What w onderful trip down your memory lane, thanks for sharing it with us here at the Den.

Love and Light
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
well done......... ;0)
Reviewed by Janice Logan
Very good poem. Brings back my own memories of my home in Liberia.
Reviewed by Larry Skahill
brilliant imagery...a great sense of place
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
i think i smell the onions....great detail...

Reviewed by Linda Hill
Fantastic Imagery.....wonderful write.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Thank you fro a beautiful trip and outstanding pictures...great write...
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Great poetry.
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
These images you have portrayed of your memories were spectacular.
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