A little blast of warm, tropical sunshine:
The Caribbean Calling
Listen to the kiskadee singing!
The bamboo bawling!
The humming-bird humming,
Sweet and low.
Listen to the sea splashing!
The black-birds calling,
The sound of pick-axe and hoe!
Listen to the children playing,
Sunlight brightening their faces,
Smiling at mangoes and cocoa.
Listen to the Caribbean calling
Its children wherever they roam
Back to their landscape home.
— Faustin Charles