In this moment


Silence heard

through the din of crickets


the serene broken

only by the unseen.


A metallic flash

the kingfisher’s splash


into the green.



I have been here

all my  life,


waiting for this



For Derek Walcott (d. 17th March 2017). His Midsummer, Tobago inspired this poem.

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