This book of poems by Charles Levy has expressed Charles' love of all things Jamaican. Many of his poems are in Jamaican patois as a tribute to the immortal, well-beloved Miss Lou (Louise Bennett-Coverley) whose works he has always loved and admired.
Others are written in what he hopes is the Queen's English, reflecting on aspects of his life growing up in Jamaica ... his schooling, his religious beliefs, and his love of scouting, the sea and sailing, and hiking in the Blue Mountains.
Charles Levy says "Although I am proud to be a Canadian citizen, I can never sing with conviction that line in the national anthem that calls Canada “native land” - that honour I enjoy by thankfully having been born in Jamaica (land I love). I really do love this land and its people, and I am so proud and glad to have been born Jamaican."
Many thanks to Charles for kindly letting us publish some of his poems here on Jamaica-No-Problem.
These poems are the sole property and copyright of Charles Levy and may not be published or copied and used without his permission.
These are some of our favourite of Charles poems, and these and many more will be featured below.
Each poem will be on it's own page.
Click on the links below to see the poems ...
Six Love Not rated yet
C'mon now den, Cuffy, Give de cyard a mix. This a fi me seven stick ... A who have double six? Ihi, me coulda tell you Cuffy woulda get de cyard: …
Gi' Me Back Me Shilling Wid De Lion 'Pon It Not rated yet
But blouse an' skirt! Wha' dat you a seh? You wan' fi hear me hollar? One little tin a coffee really cos' T'ree hundred dollar? Miss Mattie, you remember …
Independnce 50! Not rated yet
Back in Augus' 'sixty-two, Everyting was cool! At las' we en' tree 'undred years Under calonial rule. We get we own Prime Minister, An' also get de …