Caribbean Peace Poetry from Year of The Poet (Vol 51)

Linguistic Conquest

Before Spanish
Caribbean mother’s sang to their babies
angry merchants shouted
lovers whispered
tribesman negotiated in so many
different now forgotten languages
obscured by the words rolling off
the tongues of
Spanish conquistadors
English sailors
French traders and Dutch merchants

Caribbean hawk soaring for peace with Kimberly Burnham, poet. Photo by Sam Bark on Unsplash

Creole

Caribbean dialects blend
European English, Spanish, French, Dutch
and African languages

Peaceable Vowels

Apunno is Ainu peace
indigenous peoples of Japan

The Year of the Poet Volume 49 January 2018, Inner Child Press, Poetry Posse, Kimberly Burnham, Caribbean Peace.

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Writer, Poet, Ekphrastic Writer-in-Residence, Nerve Whisperer, Brain Health Coach, Author of The Traveling Brain: Illuminating Peace Poetry in 5000 Languages.

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Kimberly Burnham

Kimberly Burnham

Writer, Poet, Ekphrastic Writer-in-Residence, Nerve Whisperer, Brain Health Coach, Author of The Traveling Brain: Illuminating Peace Poetry in 5000 Languages.