nature by hd carberry

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Nature by H.D Carberry

We have neither Summer nor WinterNeither Autumn nor Spring.We have instead the daysWhen the gold sun shines on the lush green canefields-Magnificently.The days when the rain beats like bullets on the roofsAnd there is no sound but the swish of water in the gulliesAnd trees struggling in the high Jamaica winds.Also there are the days when leaves fade from off guango treesAnd the reaped canefields lie bare and fallow to the sun.But best of all there are the days when the mango and the logwood blossomWhen the bushes are full of the sound of bees and the scent of honey,When the tall grass sways and shivers to the slightest breath of air,When the buttercups have paved the earth with yellow starsAnd beauty comes suddenly and the rains have gone.

DiscussionWhat is your opinion of the weather in Jamaica based on the poem?Compare the weather there with our local weather here.

This poem describes the weather and climate of Jamaica.Tasks:i) Look for words/ phrases used to describe the weather and environments in Jamaica. (Ex: lush, beats like bullets)ii) Give the meaning of the words/ phrases based on your understanding of the poem.iii) Why do you think the poet chose the words/ phrases in the poem? Give your opinion.

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