IWOKRAMA- Guyana’s rainforest preservation

Uploaded on Jun 22, 2011 – The IWOKRAMA RAIN FOREST PROJECT in GUYANA is one of the world’s unique forest observation and research programs. It is a “gift to the world”.

The caretaker is a remarkable man of Amerindian heritage – FRED ALICOCK..

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  • ndtewarie  On August 14, 2016 at 9:35 am


    Always blasting the old coastland
    From Point Playa to Springland
    Daily taking the beating and all
    Was and is the good old Sea Wall
    Firstly built by the good old Dutch
    And now have some other’s touch
    Like Don Quixote she clasped the waves
    Reminiscent of Guyana Arawak’s braves
    With dirt and concrete so reinforced
    Battling the Atlantic Ocean’s course
    Eight feet below sea level still
    As the foaming froth try to fill
    The land with her muddy salt sea water
    Standing her ground and getting stronger
    Over spill sucked up by waiting crab-grass
    As the sea wall looks upon this as eye-pass
    And the waters shyly ebbs away
    Only to be returned another day
    The old man watching the brackish waters
    Heedless of the local bat and ball cricketers
    Waiting for the right time and tide
    To throw his cast-a-net far and wide
    As a gull flitters nearby as an imp
    For the discarded fish or shrimp
    And life goes on as farmers forge ahead
    Thinking of their crops and homestead
    Not knowing how much pressure it’d take
    Or when and where the sea-wall could break

    The sea-wall is alive as day is nearly closing
    Some come for walks others at their choosing
    Lovers holding hands and watch the sunset
    True and even taboo unions try to forget
    What will befall them with their confessions
    For then inter-marriage could cause fractions
    Partly the sea-wall is covered with graffiti
    As trustful hearts keep it out of boundary
    The wall can tell of broken hearts and tears
    Of peers and fears which fell on deaf ears
    And as you follow the sea-wall to the city
    You see lovers smooching in many an alley
    They are on bicycles or just standing
    Looking into one another’s eyes talking
    As the waters lash the sea-wall with sprays
    Likewise hearts and desires are in a blaze
    Looking across the sea each with dreams
    For life abroad hatching plots or schemes
    Concentrating on emotions so fervent
    Oblivious of all in that environment

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