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Coronado Heights

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Tim
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0 posted 08-14-99 06:05 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tim

If you head south from Salina,
On highway eighty-one,
You'll see a castle on a hill,
Against the setting sun.

Conquistadors came searching
For cities made of gold,
Wearing suits of armor,
Just as the knights of old.

Coronado was their leader,
Quivira was his quest,
He led his force of Spaniards,
They came at Queen's behest.

They crossed the plains of Kansas,
No treasure was there found,
Seeking out a place to camp,
They climbed the highest mound.

On the top of highest hill,
The valley to survey,
The found not the gold they sought,
Decided not to stay.

Left behind a monument,
On Coronado Heights,
Now tourists and vacationers,
Drive up to view the sights.

I climb atop the castle there,
Gaze out across the plain,
Out across the valley,
On fields of golden grain.

In setting sun I see the gold,
Coronado failed to find,
Golden cities, fields of wheat,
The Spaniards, they were blind.

[This message has been edited by Tim (edited 08-14-99).]
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Sundance
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1 posted 08-14-99 06:08 PM       View Profile for Sundance   Email Sundance   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sundance

Good Job! I guess you've been to this place, it sounds beautiful. Thanks for sharing!


Artur Hawkwing
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2 posted 08-14-99 06:16 PM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

True, they might have been blind, when it was right in front of them, but ... if we were to explore Mars, would you expect some kind of legend? Maybe the face of Mars?! This poem has high taste, so sayeth the midwesterener (and that is me!).
Nan
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3 posted 08-14-99 10:24 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You have no limit to your talent, my friend...
elvira
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4 posted 08-15-99 12:06 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

thanks for the goosebumps...such a lovely last stanza, Tim
Sunshine
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5 posted 08-15-99 06:30 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

It is remarkable to reach out and touch some history, isn't it!

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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6 posted 08-16-99 09:38 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Beautiful! Sometimes we overlook the treasures around us - but not in this case. You have a gem here!
Sue
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7 posted 08-16-99 09:42 AM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

Lovely, just lovely!
Skyfyre
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8 posted 08-16-99 10:13 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

closing my eyes ... I can imagine the golden sunrise, the fields glowing ... beautiful!

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(When I hear the bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")
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