Jeewan Ramlugun

 

From the peak of Grand Bassin

winding steeply down

through bosky roadsides

then along gravelly tracks

past palm and pond you are there,

at the paradise of the tea taster,

perfused with the aromas

of tea leaves, for the many years

in profusion on this enchanted earth.

 

In between the savouring, breath

to catch (and lose!), is the sweeping,

rolling vista, on a fine day stretching

to the scintillating southern sea-

so it is not just the tea!