Derek Walcott quotes

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Statistics justify and scholars seize
The salients of colonial policy.
A wind is ruffling the tawny pelt
Of Africa. Kikuyu, quick as flies,
Batten upon the bloodstreams of the veldt.
I who have cursed
The drunken officer of British rule, how choose
Again brutish necessity wipes its hands
Upon the napkin of a dirty cause,
Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it w ...
I try to forget what happiness was,
and when that don't work, I study the stars.
The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itsel ...
I come from a place that likes grandeur; it likes large gestures; it is not inhibited by flourish; it is a rhetorical society; it ...
Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.
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