Monthly Archives: July 2014

Guyana Glows Within – By Dmitri Allicock + video

  guyana glows

Guyana Glows Within

By Dmitri Allicock

 

A thousand miles and poles apart

Guyana glows within your heart

Where precious memories reside

Sad or happy you can decide

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Eddo Callaloo and other poems – By Dmitri Allicock

Calaloo

 EDDO CALLALOO

By Dmitri Allicock

Oh delicate leaves cooked by the bundle

Noble nourishment not only for the humble

Market or garden fresh for the pickings

 Guyanese callaloo called one foot chicken

Poi, carila, bhagi, and spinach of the land of green Continue reading

The Great Sir Frank Worrell Remembered + video by Brian Lara

THE GREAT SIR FRANK WORRELL REMEMBERED

By Dmitri Allicock

On this day in history, July 22, 1950, Sir Frank Worrell completed 261 v England at Trent Bridge.

Sir Frank Worrell

Sir Frank Worrell

Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell (1 August 1924, Bank Hall, St Michael, Barbados – 13 March 1967, Kingston, Jamaica), sometimes referred to by his nickname of Tae, was a West Indies cricketer and Jamaican senator.

A stylish right-handed batsman and useful left-arm seam bowler, he became famous in the 1950s as the first black captain of the West Indies cricket team. He was the first of the two batsmen to have been involved in two 500-run partnerships in first-class cricket.

By 1947 his mother had moved to New York and his father was away at sea most of the time so Worrell moved to Jamaica.   Continue reading

LAND OF THE FREE – by Dmitri Allicock

Land of the Free

LAND OF THE FREE

Onward to new world we’re bound
Renewal of life and hopes found
Dreams of pristine realities at sunrise
Rugged journey of clear azure skies
Those who sought afar from this earth
To find meaning of life within its girth
Food, shelter and liberty that we seek
Eternal thanks o’ defender of the meek
Beacon of freedom for all to see
Happy birthday dear land of the free!

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