iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Belize: Sam Martinez

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Belize: Sam Martinez

2 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 19 May 2012

When a fish.. is an anonymous poem from Belize but for 102 year old Sam Martinez the memory of fishing for dinner for his parents and 14 siblings before heading to school is crystal clear.

Sam left Belize in 1942 and moved to Scotland to work in forestry as part of the war effort. After the war he chose to stay and enjoys life in Edinburgh with his family.

Poetry 2012 - The Written World, creating a unique picture of the nations of the world in verse.


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss