Gillena Cox, TT





mud is a tradition of the Carnival;
in the awakening jouvert**, the misbehavers
start their misbehaving; to the arrival
of the sun, covered in red mud, yellow mud,
dirty mud creatures of the Carnival;
threatening clean people, who come to see
other people look dirty, at this, their revival
as the last carol and parang are sung,
the merry monarch wrests his survival
the sequins, the beads, the feathers come out,
to weave the fabric of the Carnival

*Fold—Gillena Cox is the originator of the Fold form

**jouvert—the opening hours, on the first day of Carnival




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