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“Travelled miles that day
Gold savanna sun to shadows of darkest green
A day of such beauty
I have not seen before
The air gleaming like the start of the world.
On the edge of the forest
Hawks hanging in the blue heaven”

— Ian McDonald, from ‘The Poison-maker’ (‘The Heinemann Book of Caribbean Poetry)