Poem of the Week 96

Come on into my Tropical Garden

Grace Nichols

 

 

Come on into my tropical garden

Come on in and have a laugh in

Taste my sugar cake and my pine drink

Come on in please come on in

 

And yes you can stand up in my hammock

and breeze out in my trees

you can pick my hibiscus

and kiss my chimpanzees

 

O you can roll up in the grass

and if you pick up a flea

I’ll take you down for a quick dip-wash

in the sea

believe me there’s nothing better

for getting rid of a flea

than having a quick dip-wash in the sea

 

Come on into my tropical garden

Come on in please come on in

 

 

 

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