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Down from the hills, they comeWith swinging hips and steady strideTo feed the hungry TownThey stirred the steep dark land To place within the growing seed.And in the rain and sunshineTended the young green plants,They bred, and dug and reaped.And now, as Heaven has blessed their toil,They come, bearing fruits,These hand-maids of the Soil,Who bring full baskets down,To feed the hungry Town.
The words of Jamaica poet, Daisy Myrie from her signature work – Market women. This evening we are here to celebrate the main pillar of Jamaican culture – the creative, resilient and resourceful Jamaican woman.
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