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allan
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On the road


0 posted 05-19-2000 04:45 PM       View Profile for allan   Email allan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit allan's Home Page   View IP for allan

curling softly in the sun
one man lies in warm grass
gazing across azure sea
and islands of white
roofs so red
under quiet blue skies

the Croatian day is so sweet
so peaceful
heavenly

-o-

we came down through
the middle of the land
down through sweet Slovenia
with little farms
of patchwork

around every corner a haven
and a wonder

and then
through Croatia
& through Vukovar
where the chills ran
down the spine
at ruined homes
bullet riddled walls,
blackened and blasted
& gaping holes where
summer windows had been

& to the coast at last
& torrential rains

as if Heaven was trying
to wash away the past

-o-

finally to Igrane in the night

& in the morning such peace

eating wild figs along the way
feeling the deep quiet
permeate our souls
we explore the coast

where the Romans came
and built fine villas
and gazed at
the ever-changing colours

we journeyed to Dubrovnik
perfect jewel
wonder in a wicked world
survivor of beautiful dreams

such peace in the towns
such heart-aching peace
& wild flowers ready-dried
waiting to be picked

& the sea a million variations of blue

drifting home by the coastal road
we are awe-struck at the beauty

& stop for the night
as a soft orange sun
sets over the Adriatic

-o-

and in the morning to Split
and the long road home

to Austria
where old & new
are good friends
and smile across the years

but I will always
think of Croatia
I hear her whisper
she sings to me

come home




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Mike
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1 posted 05-19-2000 06:26 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you for posting. A wonderful poem celebrating what must be a beautiful country surviving under horrendous conditions.
Poet deVine
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2 posted 05-21-2000 12:46 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You have a way with imagery! lovely poem..  
allan
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3 posted 05-22-2000 01:20 PM       View Profile for allan   Email allan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit allan's Home Page   View IP for allan

I really appreciate your saying so. Thank you!  
 
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