Remembering Martin Carter – (7 June 1927-13 December 1997)

Celebrating Martin Carter, indubitably Guyana’s greatest poet of the 20th century (7 June 1927-13 December 1997)

Remembering Martin Carter (1927-1997)


I mind as if yesterday

has become today

in the leaps and bounds

of tomorrow’s trials and tribulations

holding a flagrant torch with hands up high

remembering Martin Carter

in the hoist of a dream

crackling true turbulent colonial waves

head above rising tide

leaving blood and sweat and tears

in the tabloid of our hearts.


Submitted by Leonard Dabydeen

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 12/13/2014 at 12:48 pm

    Martin Carter
    beloved son of Guyana
    lives on through his poems.

  • Deen  On 12/13/2014 at 4:47 pm

    Martin Carter
    A poetic master,
    A Guyanese martyr
    Not in battle, but premature demise,
    His words immortal, witty and wise
    Humbly he stood tho’ imposing in size.

  • needybad4u  On 12/15/2014 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing Martin Carter’s memory, Rosaliene B. and Deen.

    “I come from the nigger yard of yesterday
    leaping from the oppressors’ hate
    and the scorn of myself;”
    ~Martin Carter

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