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Thursday, November 27, 2003


::today
sunrise : 7.15am
sunset : 4.41pm
moonrise : 11.48am
moonset ; 8.42pm
moonphase: waxing crescent..4 days

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Jamaican Market

Honey, pepper, leaf-green limes
Pagan fruit whose names are rhymes,
Mangoes, breadfruit, ginger-roots,
Granadillas, bamboo shoots.
Cho-cho, ackees, tangerines,
Lemons, purple Congo-beans,
Sugar, okras, kola-nuts,
Citrons, hairy cocoanuts,
Fish, tobacco, native hats,
Gold bananas, woven mats,
Plantains, wild-thyme, pallid leeks,
Pigeons with their scarlet beaks,
Oranges and saffron yams,
Baskets, ruby guava jams,
Turtles, goat-skins, cinnamon,
Allspice, conch-shells, golden rum.
Black skins, babel - - and the sun
That burns all colors into one.


~Agnes Maxwell-Hall

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