This name, rare, evokes light and subtle fragrance
Found only on these distant islands,
A name full of poetry, you are born with.
Your bursts of laughter, your vibrating sound, light up our ordinary
With all the specific Caribbean gaiety
And this inherent heat you radiate
To the delight of your friends who gather
Around you for an always successful party.
This joie de vivre that you offer as a gift
Remain deep in my memories
And will overcome all obstacles
I meet on my way to the future.
Sylvie Pons Stockholm,
27th April 2005
Sylvie Pons is an author, poet and diplomat
(Translation Malte Olsson)