Wednesday, November 5, 2008


"Yes we can!"


Calder said...

"Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today." - President-Elect Barack Obama

Joy Leftow said...

I live on hope and dreams. Forget the rest.
I hope the social programs of the 70's will be revived.
People matter ...

Calder said...

Indeed Joy, thanks!

Calder said...

President Elect Barack Obama may be busy assembling his transition team and meeting with economic advisers to discuss healing the blighted US economy.

But it appears he still has time for a little poetry.

Three days after winning the presidential election, Barack Obama was spotted in Chicago carrying a book of poems by Derek Walcott, the West Indies Nobel laureate.

The Illinois senator was photographed holding the new-looking book, perhaps a gift he had just received, and reading a letter as he headed to his car with his wife, Michelle.

The 500-page volume, Collected Poems 1948-1984, is one of 20 collections by the poet, theatre director and playwright, who has also written more than 20 plays.

Walcott, who won the 1992 Nobel prize for Literature, is often described as the West Indies' greatest writer and intellectual. He was born in St Lucia in 1930 and is best known for his epic poem Omeros, a reworking of the story of the Odyssey in a 20th century Caribbean setting.

Collected Poems 1948-1984 includes selections from all of Walcott's previous seven books of verse, including the full text of Another Life, his 1974 autobiographical poem.

Midsummer, Tobago
by Derek Walcott
Broad sun-stoned beaches.

White heat.

A green river.

A bridge,

scorched yellow palms

from the summer-sleeping house

drowsing through August.

Days I have held,

days I have lost,

days that outgrow, like daughters,

my harbouring arms.

MAYA said...

I'm really really looking forward to see how the world is going to be.
He definately will help to unite all of us....
Yes,we can!

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Anonymous said...


have a good un...............

Calder said...

No worries, apology accepted, it wasn't that bad but I wasn't sure where it was leading so I poofed it. Your opinion is valid...

You have a good un too friend!