Calypso and Canada’s Sir Charles – Caldwell Taylor


 
Calypso is divine spirit and minor goddess in Greek mythology. She has a golden singing voice and, indeed, her vocal prowess imprisoned  the great Odysseus on the island of Ogygia.

You hear voice!

Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts

Many, many, many, many years later the presumptive Father of Canadian poetry, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860-1936), came  to Trinidad where he asserted that the real origin of the Caribbean song form known as calypso came from the Greek islands.
And the deathless Spoiler jump up and he bawl:“Ah wan to fall”.
CT


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