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Seven Wonders

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0 posted 09-16-99 10:01 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Why seven wonders of the ancient world?
Because seven is a mystic number.
Their tale will be told just as it unfurled.
Ancient myths will be wakened from slumber.

The Mediterranean bordered Six.
Babylon lay in the Fertile Crescent.
All were betrayed by time and it's conflicts.
The voices of the past lie quiescent.

The great pyramid outlasted time.
standing throughout history.
First of the seven means first in rhyme,
it's past reeks of mystery.

It's a tomb for the Pharoah Cheops,
who was Egypt's greatest king.
Thieves have stripped away all of it's props,
leaving it a ravaged thing.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon,
were truly things of beauty.
With the majestic grace of a swan,
'twas a tribute to duty.

Remembered only in poet's verse,
the knowledge of them is lost.
They held creatures and plants so diverse,
you could not measure the cost.

Olympia's great statue of Zeus,
was made of ivory and gold.
Honoring him was it's only use,
if the truth is to be told.

This god-like treasure died in fire,
five hundred years after Christ.
The thought of it's loss raises my ire,
though it's history has sufficed.

The temple of Artemis is next,
the loveliest of them all.
What we know of it comes from old text,
that speaks of this goddess' hall.

Four times the temple has been rebuilt,
razed as it was by plunder.
Those conquerors should be cursed by guilt,
for tearing it asunder.

At Halicarnassus was a tomb,
fit to be a museum.
The Holy Crusades did seal the doom,
of this first mausoleum.

Gilding of gold and alabaster,
were the least of it's treasures.
This one also fell to disaster,
to feed sadistic pleasures.

Proudly stood the Colossus of Rhodes,
to Helios a tribute.
A symbol it became of crossroads,
to honor an old dispute.

An earthquake broke the statue apart,
shattering it at the knee.
The loss of beauty tears at the heart,
yet such was it's destiny.

Alexandria had it's lighthouse,
a beacon of hope at night.
To it's grace and beauty I espouse,
it burned an eternal light.

Once the tallest structure on this earth,
great quakes toppled it as well.
A thing of immeasurable worth,
of it's loss it's hard to tell.

Each of the seven was torn asunder.
I've told how their loss made the world barren.
This I dedicate to my own wonder.
I wrote this for you my darling Erin.

©1999 DreamEvil

Pain is life, life is short, I will endure.

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1 posted 09-16-99 10:06 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Wow...I think this poem just might be the 8th wonder of the world! GREAT, Dream!

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2 posted 09-16-99 10:08 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

I agree I'll put this down as the 8th wonder, and Erin is a lucky lady...

Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.

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3 posted 09-16-99 10:12 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

GREAT JOB! I am so impressed. I would have
had to review all my old history books
before I could even begin on something so
well versed. BRAVO!

Today a man discovered gold and fame,
Another flew the stormy seas;
Another set an unarmed world aflame,
One found the germ of a disease.
But what high fates my path attend;
For I-today-I found a friend.
>Helen Barker Parker

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4 posted 09-16-99 10:14 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

A major work and beyond my critic.
To say I just like it would be like serving pablem to a baby. forgive my inability to comment on this work. You are very talanted.
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5 posted 09-16-99 10:16 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Very nice poem! I have to say though the pyramids have always held my curiosity.

I don't mean to get off of who it was written for, but the subject I have to say this on...

7 is the number of spiritual completeness,
it just strikes me as funny of the 7 that you mention here. As they are worshipped as gods, they were torn down. "There are no other Gods besides ME." It says in the Bible.

Just had to say that...
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6 posted 09-16-99 10:30 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Nice work, Dream. A poem like that would take way too much research for me. I couldn't name them if my life depended on it. I myself prefer the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.

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8 posted 09-17-99 02:18 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Excellence in perception and form,
I would not expect any less from you, Dream.

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9 posted 09-17-99 02:44 AM       View Profile for Ominous   Email Ominous   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ominous

Yet another fabulous masterpiece.
You are so very talented Dream.

Mysterious is the shadow, walking down the path of light

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10 posted 09-17-99 04:58 AM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

much enjoyed. Bravo...
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11 posted 09-17-99 11:00 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

DE - This is definitely my favorite of your works... You should write more of this type - I enjoyed it lots...
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12 posted 09-17-99 11:30 AM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

What a beautiful tribute Dream
to your 7th Wonder!!!! Bravo...

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13 posted 09-17-99 03:12 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

This is as magical a piece as any I have seen you compose. Well done, Sir!
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14 posted 09-17-99 03:32 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg


Terrific poem... to tell you the truth, I couldn't have named all seven wonders on a bet. This was a great reference.

There is a theory that the Great Pyramid and the other two pyramids actually predate Cheops by many thousands of years. Their relationship to one another coincides with Orion's Belt about 23,000 years ago. The technical excellence in their construction (as well as the Sphinx) is not reflected in anything else the Egyptians attempted in later dynasties. The theory about who built the pyramids points to an earlier human civilzation that was destroyed by global cataclysm. For more information on this subject, may I recommend Graham Hancock's, "Fingerprints of the Gods"? An interesting read, true or not.
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