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    The Wind in the Dooryard Poem

    I didn’t want this poem to come from the torn mouth, I didn’t want this poem to come from his salt body, but I will tell you what he celebrated: He writes of the wall with spilling coralita from the rim of the rich garden and the clean dirt yard clean as the parlour table with a yellow tree an ackee, an almond a pomegranate in the clear vase of sunlight;

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    VERSES Occasioned by a Young Lady’s asking the Author, What was a Cure for Love?

    From me, my Dear, O seek not to receive What e’en deep-read Experience cannot give. We may, indeed, from the Physician’s skill Some Med’cine find to cure the body’s ill. But who e’er found the physic for the soul, Or made th’ affections bend to his controul? When thro’ the blaze of passion objects show How dark ‘s the shade! how bright the colours glow! All the rous’d soul with transport’s overcome, And the mind’s surly Monitor is dumb.

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    Thomas Godfrey The Invitation Poem

    DAMON. Haste! Sylvia! haste, my charming Maid! Let’s leave these fashionable toys; Let’s seek the shelter of some shade, And revel in ne’er fading joys. See spring in liv’ry gay appears, And winter’s chilly blasts are fled; Each grove its leafy honours rears, And meads their lovely verdure spread!

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    Dithyrambic on Wine | Godfrey Thomas

    Godfrey’s The Court of Fancy (1762) was the first, and most pronounced, American use of Chaucerian work (in this case Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Parlement of Foules; circa 1378–1381) that broke free of traditional eighteenth-century verse. Included in Juvenile Poems on Various Subjects, it emphasized collegiality, which was a testament to Godfrey’s appreciation of the circle of artists he had befriended in Philadelphia. This theme is evident in his drinking song, “Dithyrambic on Wine”: Come! Let Mirth our hours employ, The jolly God inspires; The rosy juice our bosom fires, And tunes our souls to joy. -Godfrey, Thomas (playwright)

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    Flambeaux The Caribbean Musical

    Flambeaux  is an inspiring play written by the talented playwright Nandi Keyi. She is a playwright and a published author, whose work has been presented and produced on notable stages, journals and newspapers. The play was directed by Roderick Warner and Lawrence Floyd. Flambeaux is a flaming torch used in processions at night. Flambeaux was set in fictional Homer’s Yard during Carnival where, Sybil, Big city, Lucretia, Mary, Ramjit, Breeze, Sagarat and neighbors are all striving for a sense of relevance and Home. Through song and dance we got an inside  glance into the spirit of the  people from Homer’s Yard. The play captured their sacrifice and struggles. [more…] Flambeaux was…