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.

Paradise.

 

I have been here

all my  life,

 

waiting for this

moment.

 


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

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