December 4, 2020

The Editor Speaks: Spell checkers – boon or bane?

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I think most people will agree the spell checks like the one built in MS Word are a boon. However they do like to change spellings that are correct when they come across words they have not seen before. Then there are the ones like this: “Ewe like two go too there house”. It wouldn’t […]

Jo’s Po’s

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Joan wrote this poem in happier days. Sadly Joan’s skin cancer has returned but the good news is it has been caught in time. Her cancer is in the face and is the fastest type of skin cancer. This poem was written a long time ago and the sister she is talking about sadly has […]

Idle thoughts of yesteryear

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It is 3 years since we published this poem from our Publisher. It was the very first poem she wrote. She will be 81 on September 10th. By Joan Wilson (from her book “Buried Treasures”) Sometimes I let my thoughts run wild when I’m sitting idle My mind just wanders and wanders going back in […]

Maya Angelou – an American messenger, a universal message

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday May 29, 2014 – A remarkable American voice has been stilled, but the entire world is poorer for it. Many of us – including me – never met Maya Angelou, yet her writing and especially her poetry had a profound effect upon us. Maya Angelou put […]

Brenda Quin’s “Seasons on the Edge of Memory” are her reflections, wishes and questions

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M/s Quin’s latest collection of poems and reflections are a history of life she lived, life she lives now and life of the future she worries about. “Seasons on the Edge of Memory” is an apt title for a book that she has written in her advancing years – Brenda was born in 1928 in […]

Thatcher is inspiration for a poem and painting

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Full moon calls to gather island Forest, Swipes from the machete awake the solace. Strands collected from the silver thatch heart, They are taken to the weavers to do an art. One makes a twine for the waumpa, Goat skin and car tire where ever we venture. Two little ones with much time wonder how […]

Mother (known as Mama)

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    Mother (better known as Mama) ‘Mama’ as we called her was so quiet and sweet To hug and kiss her was really a treat. She was fat like mothers of her day you see Having nine healthy children she was pleased as could be. She never wandered far from home – no way, […]