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A City Lost

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 11-27-1999 12:38 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

A City Lost

Maccu Piccu, wonder wreaks
Atop a towering velvet peak
A city rests on sacred ground
A city lost, a city found

To gaze in utter due respect
The master Inca architect
Tons of boulder, mass of stone
Feat of wonder, truth unknown

Stone to stone and wall to wall
Echoing the spirit's call
Sundial points through Inca eyes
Revealing mysteries of the skies

Trapazoidal window view
Begs the eye to wander through
Looking down a sheer abyss
Into the end of endlessness

And there the satin ribbon gleams
The Urumbamba rapid streams
Carving yet through eon years
Majestic verdant mountain spears

The beauty cannot be consumed
The spirit cannot be exumed
To never know the how and why
A city built up in the sky

Elizabeth Santos
© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-27-1999 12:41 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! You have outdone yourself with this one Elizabeth! Was this inspired by your time spent in Brazil? Very beautiful! Thank you for the trip!

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Denise

Elizabeth Santos
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Thanks, Denise.
Maccu Piccu is actually in Peru, which today is very difficult to visit, so luckily I was able to go there in my youth and sleep under the stars. Unbelievable!
Elizabeth

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 11-27-1999).]
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 11-27-1999 02:38 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
I believe the unbelievable.
You have achieved the unachievable
You have taken us upon your wings
And shown to us these wonderful things.
I wish again to fly with you
To lands unkown and wonders view.

Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 11-27-1999 05:55 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy,
I'll gladly take you on a trip
To anyplace, to any where
And I will fly you to that place
That is, as long as I've been there
Elizabeth
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5 posted 11-27-1999 06:10 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
I've been around the world
I seek another unfurl.
You can see them on the telly
But yours are as sweet as jelly.
Mike
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As I read your poetry, I feel as if I am standing outside of window being allowed to gaze in on a wonderous room. I almost feel at times like I am eavesdropping on you and Mr. Tabin... wonderful poetry.
Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 11-27-1999 06:36 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Mike,
Don't ever feel you are eavesdropping. I have nothing to hide in a freindship of the minds. Thank you kindly for your remarks
Elizabeth
Elizabeth Santos
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Sy,
This jelly that you speak of
Is it that same condiment
That you'd wish to have each day
With a dish of compliments?
Elizabeth
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9 posted 11-27-1999 07:14 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Excellent, I will not live long enough to see as much of the world as I would like to see. Your verse takes me where I will never be able to go. Thanks.

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?
Elizabeth Santos
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Ohme
Glad you enjoyed the trip!
Elizabeth
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11 posted 11-27-1999 07:33 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Elizabeth - This was a fantastic journey to the land of the Ancient Incas. So much fascination of how it all was done. Messages left by ancient messengers ... carved upon the land.
To have slept under the stars at Maccu Piccu has to linger in your memory pages.
It is the land of ancient mariners ... foretelling of visions we've yet to behold.

Thank you for bringing the images to me.


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Elizabeth Santos
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12 posted 11-27-1999 07:37 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Marge,
Thank you so much, I'm getting the feeling we like the same things.
Elizabeth
Seymour Tabin
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13 posted 11-28-1999 12:08 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Lizz,
You are getting to read between the line
And I think that that is just fine.
Your clever answer made me laugh.
It folded me right in half. *L*
 
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