These poems, written by a young West Indian, chiefly deal with exotic island scenes and some island people in and around the West Indies. Love, mythology and decaying landscapes are mingled with the voices of people. The poems have been praised by critics and much of the imagery is rich and splendid. As such, they provide an enormously talented and evocative glimpse of a dense, strange world. Yet many of these descriptions and mood pieces do not quite add up to a whole impression, but tend to be somewhat impersonal, as if the writer had not yet sharpened his own viewpoint. The images often crowd one another, and presumably this poet has more to say about himself and his multi-faceted world than he says here.