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I Love Everything Jamaican In You

I love everything Jamaican in 
you,,,frm islands of adventure, 
to the seductive appetite of my 
desires,,, served frm your 
plattered eyes stare, to the 
fresh water breeze, to the 
sandy beaches, of your playful 
touch....

Coast~to~Coast,,, all around 
the world, in rise of the horizon 
sun, down to the untamed 
moon, bonds this Ring~of~Fire, 
NEVER TO PART, day or night, i 
am that #1 girl...

As the deep blue ocean,sails 
deeper symphony in tune, my 
hearts radiant vibe, to yours 
where you and I, have made a 
lifetime commitment into 
unconditional love,,, for GOD 
and each other, to the 
Gideon,,, pure and faithful.....

I LOVE YOU THEN, I LOVE YOU 
NOW, I LOVE YOU INFINITY, I 
LOVE YOU ALWAYS, BECUZ I 
FOREVER LOVE EVERYTHING 
JAMAICAN IN YOU, NEAR OR 
AFAR, I KNW WILL SOON BE 
OURS TO REIN....

All Rights Reserved
June 26th, 2013

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A JAMAICAN TROG *

Fireflies
and glow-worms
crickets and frogs-
tropical sights and sounds 
to log

* a stroll

inspired by journal of Marianne North 1830-1890 Painter extraordinaire

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Pointing Forward to Jamaican Interlude by Karl Parboosingh

Let me show you the perimeter first Diamond with cool edges like water
Upon the shroudless sunshine of thirst That is the constellation he was after
Four well clad figures on the perimeter And a single soul back in the middle
Women all tha their provisions straddle Big broad bankras holding ends and center
Of the national pride of work, waiting On the morning bus to come, a new day
Away from the green canefields looking
In sweet wonder on history's fading May
But what holds my eye with still wonder
Is two women who never will surrender
The dread weight upon their head, like
A finger pointing at Christ on his pike.


Explanation: a bankra is a large Jamaican market basket
(b St Mary, 1923; d Kingston, 1975). Jamaican painter. He studied painting at the Art 
Students League, New York, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and at the Instituto Nacional 
de Bellas Artes in Mexico. He returned to Jamaica in 1953, where he quickly established 
himself as a major avant-garde figure, challenging the sedate homespun realism of 
Jamaican artists such as Albert Huie and David Pottinger with vivid Expressionistic canvases. 
Karl Parboosingh's "Jamaican Interlude, 1958" The work is aptly titled "Jamaican Interlude" 
since, in it we see that quiet pause between two acts, as five figures obviously wait at the 
roadside , maybe for a country bus to carry them to the weekly drama and hustle and bustle 
of Saturday market. The five figures comprise four females and a youth, all depicted in the 
same white garb. They are placed against the backdrop of the Jamaican landscape, a blue, 
cloud-filled sky, lush vegetation, the hint of a cane crop, in the stillness of glaring sunlight, 
waiting with their produce-laden bankras