It took a hurricane, to bring her closer
To the landscape.
Half the night she lay awake, .................this whole stanza creates a sense of foreboding and immediately foreshadows the peom.
The howling ship of the wind, ..............Similie,
Its gathering rage,
Like some dark ancestral spectre.
Fearful and reassuring . ...........Oxymoron, shows how the hurricane affects her, the two cultures reacting differently


Talk to me Huracan
Talk to me Oya ............................
Talk to me Shango
And Hattie,
My sweeping, back-home cousin........................she addresses the storm as a God, she celebrates the hurricane, as it reminds her of her homeland, bringing back memories.


Tell me why you visit
An English coast?.....................Rhetorical questions directly to the storm,personal pronouns
What is the meaning
Of Old tongues
Reaping havoc
In new places?


The blinding illumination,
Even as you short-
Circuit us
Into further darkness?

What is the meaning of trees........these two lines are a metaphor
Falling heavy as whales

Their crusted roots....................repetition
Their
cratered graves?

O why is my heart unchained?................shortest stanza

Tropical Oya of the weather,
I am aligning myself to you,
I am following the movement of your winds, ....................makes the reader question the uncertainty of the promise
I am riding the mystery of your storm.


Ah, sweet mystery
Come to break the frozen lake in me,
Shaking the foundations of the very trees within me,
Come to let me know
That the earth is the earth is the earth.