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November Natchez, 1863

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H. Arlequin
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November Natchez, 1863

Spongy homespun suits, sopping, stoneweight,
turgid, seamless serges, saturate,
streaming sodden shelters, scarred swollen shapes
scared to swamp the Mississippi steamships,
stranded soldiers, stockstill side-by-side,
soul-soaked, skin-drenched, scan a listless tide.
Stale smelling stench, unwashed places, social
graces scarce supply, unstirred flesh, miasmal
seepage stuns the senses, ceding the scene
as certain suicide, erasing sights, scents, obscene.
Constant sheeting, slanting sleet, slapping faces
astern the upperclass salon's stewardship of places
snug, serene, secure, captain, shipmates, crew
seeing the seedy misery, with Pilate washed up, too.

--H. Arlequin
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Poems From the Goober Tree http://nathoo.wustl.edu/goober_tree.htm


[This message has been edited by H. Arlequin (edited 10-15-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 H. Arlequin - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-10-1999 09:33 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Most excellent, H.A. Very descriptive and with a timeless theme.

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Denise
H. Arlequin
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2 posted 10-12-1999 03:54 AM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

smooooooooooches denise!!

glad your computer is back up!!

HA
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3 posted 10-12-1999 06:09 AM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

I have to say that this is not my cup of tea (English expression) but , I did appreciate the cleverness and effort you placed within its structure, Well done.
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4 posted 10-12-1999 11:01 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I like this very, very much,
but will not read aloud
if a drink or two I've touched!

I applaud the work that went into this. Well done!
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5 posted 10-16-1999 04:47 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You're a very entertaining goober, HA!!!
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amazing, simply amazing is all i can say
Watcher666
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7 posted 10-21-1999 08:57 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Nicely done..Liked this one!

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8 posted 10-21-1999 09:12 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Excellent HA!

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
H. Arlequin
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9 posted 01-24-2000 03:50 PM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

Yeaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

This one got accepted by

The American Poets and Poetry Journal

)))))))))))))
Denise
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10 posted 01-24-2000 04:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Congratulations, H.A.!!!

Wooooooohoooooooooo......way to go!!

Denise
 
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