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Friday, 17 March 2017

The Star-Apple Kingdom

To me, The Derek Walcott poem,  The Star-Apple Kingdom, connects him to Jamaica.
It also showcases how he is inspired by plants. As a tribute to him, here is a chronological list of the plants of the Caribbean and references to Jamaica that are named in the poem:

Plants

  1. Star-apple
  2. Lime
  3. Casurinas
  4. Mahogany
  5. Bougainvillea
  6. Lily
  7. Flame Tree
  8. Cocoa
  9. Magnolia
  10. Ginger-Lilies
  11. Tangerine
  12. Macca
  13. Cactus
  14. Bay
  15. Grass
  16. Moss 
  17. Tobacco
  18. Sugar
  19. Bananas
Jamaica 

  1. Trelawny
  2. St David
  3. St Andrew
  4. Great House
  5. Nanny
  6. Custos
  7. Jamaica
  8. Botanical Gardens
  9. Root-rock music
  10. Yallahs
  11. August Town
  12. Wareika Hills
  13. Dread beat
  14. Kingston 
  15. Quadrilles
  16. Rock stone
  17. Port Royal
  18. Palisadoes
  19. Penna and Venables
  20. St Thomas
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