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Description: Leroy Clarke's poem "Deliquescent Season" was published, along with five other poems, in the 2007 book entitled "De Distance is Here: The El Tucuche Poems 1984-2007."
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Description: This hand written poem was part of a Leroy Clarke exhibition held at the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago in 2009.
View the document Come any-colour woman, sit
Description: A short, free verse poem, written by Leroy Clarke in February 1968.
View the document A net is tightening about me
Description: Short poem written by Leroy Clarke in 1966.
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Description: A collection of untitled poems.
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Description: Leroy Clarke dramatises a religious ceremony in Laventille. This poem was written on 17th November 1966.
View the document Dusk
Description: A short poem, written in 1967, by Leroy Clarke.
View the document Time
Description: This incomplete short poem, written by Leroy Clarke in 1966, reflects the Romanticism poetry style.
View the document A child and her squirrel
Description: This short poem for N.U.C. was written by Leroy Clarke in May 1968. The N.U.C or National Universities Commission was established in 1962 with the aim of delivering quality university education in Nigeria.
View the document Ultimate
Description: This Leroy Clarke poem follows the style of Cinquain poetry, in that the flow of the poem starts off with one word and progresses by describing the title through action and expression of feelings. However it has more than five lines. It was written in November 1968.
View the document That love which knows no question
Description: A six line lyric poem about the search for the elusive love. This poem was written by Leroy Clarke on 14 February 1969.
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Description: A narrative poem written by Leroy Clarke in 1968. The poem tells the story about a young woman who tries to hide her pregnancy by tying her stomach but eventually the truth is revealed and the young woman brings disgrace to her family.
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Description: This poem about Laventille was written in 1967. Laventille is located to the east of the city of Port of Spain in Trinidad.
View the document Moonlight N.Y. 4.a.m.
Description: Written on 6th November 1968, this Leroy Clarke poem describes the night life in New York City, and how the poet is missing the fresh air back home.
View the document Evening Idyll
Description: This Leroy Clarke poem reflects some of the features of the romanticism style of poetry. It was written in March 1969.
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Description: Black Truth is taken from "Taste the endless fruit... ", a collection of love poems and drawings by Leroy Clarke. It was written in October 1969.
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Description: This poem was written by Leroy Clarke on 13th November 1969.
View the document Note from a diary of a soul in revolution
Description: A lyric poem written by Leroy Clarke on 25 May 1970. This type of poems expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet.
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Description: A short narrative poem, written by Leroy Clarke in 1967.
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Description: This article was published in the Sunday Guardian Newspaper in January 1978.
View the document Blood on my crown
Description: An August 1969, short, free verse poem written by Leroy Clarke.
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Description: A short handwritten poem by Leroy Clarke.
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Description: A collection of poems from the book Taste of Endless Fruit: A Selection of Love Poems and Drawings.
View the document Unmasked
Description: A short poem on love, written by Leroy Clarke in September 1969.
View the document From mound to hill
Description: This 1969 love poem was written by Leroy Clarke on 14 February 1969.
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Description: This poem includes a quote from Cesar Vallejo and is a "tribute to that African woman in whom Eye Dream...Eye Dwell"
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Description: A 1990 copy of the El Tucuche Poems, for review purposes. This was completed and published in 2007 under the title "De Distance is Here: The El Tucuche Poems 1984 - 2007" with the inclusion of the Miss Deeka poem.
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Description: A love poem in praise of the black woman (Femme Noire), written by Leroy Clarke on 25th February 1969.
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Description: This document contains a poem and a copyrighted 1973 drawing, both by Leroy Clarke. The poem was written on 9th Decembeer 1966.
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Description: A short poem written by Leroy Clarke in 1967.
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Description: This poem is divided into three parts: Conviction, a Prayer and a Dream (she is pregnant). It was written by Leroy Clarke in April 1968.
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Description: Short handwritten poem.
View the document So they mock you
Description: This is a two stanza poem with a 1973 illustrative drawing. It was written by Leroy Clarke in May 1968.
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Description: This is a free verse poem about the effects of a disaster and it's limitless boundaries for destruction. It was written by Leroy Clarke in November 1965.
View the document Pride
Description: A short poem written by Leroy Clarke in 1965.
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Description: Revision of the Douens series of poems from 1973-1975.
View the document I have loved a dream
Description: This Leroy Clarke poem was written in 1979. It can be found on the back cover of the book "Taste of Endless Fruit-A Selection of love poems and drawings" by Leroy Clarke.
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Description: This is part one of the Leroy Clarke poem "The Distance is Here."
View the document The eye sees the surface only
Description: A short poem from, Taste the endless fruit... a collection of love poems and drawings. Written by Leroy Clarke on 3rd February 1969.
View the document My room
Description: This short poem was written by Leroy Clarke in 1967.
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Description: This poem, written by Leroy Clarke in August 1968, is a semi-biographical poem which explains the transformation or breakthrough of the poet.
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Description: This is a short lyric poem that expresses the opinions of Leroy Clarke. It was written in October 1966.
View the document Gossip
Description: This is a short lyric poem consisting of seven lines. It was written by Leroy Clarke on 5th March 1969.
View the document Bongo Dance
Description: A four stanza quatrain (a stanza or poem consisting of four lines), written by Leroy Clarke in 1968.
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Description: This critical analysis of Leroy Clarke's poem "El Tucuche" was written by Winston Riley in 1988. The publication includes an excerpt from "El Tucuche."
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Description: A 1989 review of a three part poem by Leroy Clarke.
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Description: This descriptive lyric poem was written by Leroy Clarke on 28th February 1969.
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Description: This poem is taken from the book "De Distance is Here: El Tucuche Poems 1984-2007" by Leroy Clarke. It is the first of six poems in the book.
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Description: This lyric couplet poem in two line stanzas was written by Leroy Clarke.
View the document As if I were a stream
Description: This Leroy Clarke poem is coupled with a 1973 illustration of a human silhouette reflected in a stream.The poem was written on 15th October 1968.
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Description: This pamphlet contains a poem in honour of Earl Warner. It was also published in the Trinidad Guardian Newspaper in December 1998.
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Description: This four part poem by Leroy Clarke is dedicated to Ralph Campbell. It was written on 28th November 1970.
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Description: Handwritten poem by LeRoy Clarke
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Description: Collection of untitled poems
View the document Poor girl
Description: A short poem about a poor beautiful girl, written by Leroy Clarke in May 1968.
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Description: This five stanza poem is written in a style similar to free verse poetry.
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Description: Written by Leroy Clarke on 14th July, 1970, this poem deals with "the ageless psalm of a morocoy - of the turtle family, a tortoise!"
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Description: This narrative poem describes the "object of cheap love" that indiscriminately provided dreams for a lonely man. It was written by Leroy Clarke in 1966.
View the document Who is Ettylene?
Description: LeRoy Clarke's insight into the woman who was the muse for his book of poetry entitled: Eyeing de Word-Love Poems for Ettylene.
View the document I touch you
Description: A short poem from "Taste the endless fruit...", a collection of love poems and drawings by Leroy Clarke. It was written in 1968.
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Description: In this Leroy Clarke poem, a mother scolds her son for his delinquency and lack of ambition, and wonders if she is bewitched. The poem was written in August 1968, and is dedicated to Louise and Cecilia.
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Description: A free verse poem by Leroy Clarke, 1968-1969.
View the document The Seer
Description: Dedicated to Derek Walcott, this poem was written by Leroy Clarke on 17th May 1970.
View the document And these mutes
Description: This short lyrical poem, written by Leroy Clarke, consists of three stanzas. It was written on 25th November 1968.
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Description: A six stanza lyric poem dedicated to an unnamed woman, written by Leroy Clarke in 1968.
View the document Your love has butterfly wings
Description: A short poem from, Taste the endless fruit... a collection of love poems and drawings by Leroy Clarke, written on 23rd October 1968.
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Description: A draft of the third part of the poem "Deliquescent Season", this poem was published in 2007 as part of the El Tucuche Poems in the book "De Distance is Here" by Leroy Clarke.
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Description: This poem is written in the romaticism genre. In it Leroy Clarke describes the various aspects of nature and the way it all blends together. The poem was written in 1965.
View the document Taste of endless fruit
Description: A review of Leroy Clarke's collection of love poems and drawings, with extracts from the "Douens" collection of poems.
View the document Trumpet solo, mine
Description: This poem is a three stanza lyric poem by Leroy Clarke.
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Description: A lyric couplet poem in the two line stanza format by Leroy Clarke.
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Description: "Unfaithful" is a narrative poem by Leroy Clarke. It tells the story of adultery as interpreted by the poet. This poem was written in October 1966.
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Description: A four part poem by Leroy Clarke, written in August 1968.
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Description: This is the first reviewing copy of the book "De Distance is Here: The El Tucuche Poems 1984-2007" by Leroy Clarke. It includes hand written suggestions and changes.
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Description: This album consists of poems and sketches written by Leroy Clarke between 1965 and 1969. They are dedicated to Vera (his first wife).
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Description: This hand written poem was part of a Leroy Clarke exhibition held at the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago in 2009.
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Description: This poem, along with other materials, was on display at the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago, as part of the Leroy Clarke exhibition in 2009.
View the document Requiem
Description: This is a short narrative poem written by Leroy Clarke in December 1969.
View the document Paintings
Description: A 1974 Elouise Loftin poem.
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Description: A free verse poem made up of four stanzas. It was written by Leroy Clarke on 10 October 1968.th
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Description: A collection of untitled poems.
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Description: A collection of poems and cards
open this document and view contents: View the PDF document For Blackness
Description: A 1967 poem by Leroy Clarke.
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Description: Contains the two poems "Black Truth" and "Lament, a black collage". "Black Truth" was written in October 1969, and "Lament, a Black Collage" was written on 30 November 1970.
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Description: A short handwritten poem


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