Journey Poem

In Verse

‘Poets’ Cape say, and André Deutsch
‘poets must have a single voice
though like a painter periods might do.
So bard remember ’tis a fight
for insight yes and measured woof
and warp of words but the real proof
is afterwards imprimatur
of honorable foreign house…’

So we look out and bless and curse
our outwardlooking; so we verse
ourselves in that plantation twin-
ingness of view, our primal sin.

God, what a trade to ply
distilling cris de Coeur with one
sly eye on metropolitan
market conditions.



JourneyPoemCover_smallReviews of Journey Poem

Braithwaite, Kamau.”Pam Mordecai’s Journey Poem, by Kamau Braithwaite.” JSTOR: Caribbean Quarterly. 1990. JSTOR. 5 Sept 2013.

Creighton, Al. “Fine Lines of Commitment and Responsibility: Edward Baugh’s A Tale from the Rainforest and Pamela Mordecai’s Journey Poem.” Digital Library of the Caribbean .1989. Kyk-over-al.

Fleming, Carrol B. “Pamela Mordecai, Journey Poem. Kingston: Sandberry Press, 1989. 56 pages.” The Caribbean Writer. 2010. The Caribbean Writer. 5 Sept 2013.

Robinson, Jeffrey. “Journal of West Indian Literature. Vol 4, No. 1 , January 1990. Journey Poem by Pamela Mordecai.” JSTOR. 2000-2013. 5 Sept 2013.

2 thoughts on Journey Poem

  1. Thank you. Kudos to Claire Grady Smith who set it up…

  2. Never heard of that happening before. She should write a poem or a story about it!

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