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We have neither Summer nor Winter
Neither Autumn nor Spring.
We have instead the days
When the gold sun shines on the lush green canefields-
The days when the rain beats like bullet on the roofs
And there is no sound but thee swish of water in the gullies
And trees struggling in the high Jamaica winds.
Also there are the days when leaves fade from off guango trees’
And the reaped canefields lie bare and fallow to the sun.
But best of all there are the days when the mango and the logwood blossom
When bushes are full of the sound of bees and the scent of honey,
When the tall grass sways and shivers to the slightest breath of air,
When the buttercups have paved the earth with yellow stars
And beauty comes suddenly and the rains have gone.
H. D. Carberry
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Logwood is the English name of both the dye and the
tree from whose heartwood the dye comes.
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A man standing in a canefield.
Nature by H.D. Carberry
Can you identify the themes of this poem?
The poet decribes the weather of his country (Jamaica) in this poem. Can you produce your own poem, describing the weather of your country?
Are there any moral values in this poem? What are they?
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