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fractal007
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0 posted 05-23-2004 09:05 PM       View Profile for fractal007   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for fractal007

I thought I'd write a poem after reading a bit about the Gobi Desert and how people used to believe that nothing but demons lived there, on account of the strange sounds of the howling winds.  Being one to let his imagination run away with him, I decided that that was as good a topic as any on which to write a poem, lol.




It's cold here at night, under the stars
pressing against the ceaselessly
unstable grains of the endlessly
marching dunes as they capture
day and night what's set before them.

The demons whisper their hollow
gong sounds and chant of the lost
who bravely crossed this place once
looking for brighter plains and newer
worlds to raid, pillage and destroy.

Nothing is ever the same in our
repetetive march toward home,
toward salvation from the wind
and the shame and the heat
and the pain and the death.

Over one dune, then the next
and then hundreds more, hoping
to see something new over that
next peak - footprints blowing
away in the sand, us meeting ourselves
trailing toward home, marching an orbit
about an invisible centre somewhere
seated within the dunes and the sand.

2+2=5 for sufficiently large values of 2
--Smit
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1 posted 05-25-2004 11:29 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Kingston Trio
"They Call the Wind Mariah"

Away out here they have a name for rain and wind and fire.
The rain is Tess, the fire's Joe and they call the wind Mariah.

Mariah blows the stars around and sets the clouds a-flyin'.
Mariah makes the mountains sound like folks was out there dyin'.

Mariah. (Mariah).
Mariah. (Mariah).
They call the wind Mariah.

Before I knew Mariah's name and heard her wail and whinin',
I had a gal and she had me and the sun was always shinin'.

But then one day I left my gal.
I left her far behind me
and now I'm lost, so gol' darn lost
not even God can find me.

Mariah. (Mariah).
Mariah. (Mariah).
They call the wind Mariah.

Out here they have a name for rain and wind and fire only.
When you're lost and all alone, there ain't no name for lonely.
And I'm a lost and lonely man without a star to guide me.
Mariah blow my love to me. I need my gal beside me.

Mariah. (Mariah.)
They call the wind Mariah.
Mariah!
Mariah. (Mariah.)
They call the wind Mariah.

Kevin, have you ever heard this oldie? It came to my mind after reading your nomad piece. It's really about the Big Sur area south of San Francisco, but could have been about any windy place.
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Hey there.. nice work. I really like the imagery you've put to this interesting story. It flows quite nicely, although I didn't detect a strict form. (It's been awhile since I've read anything though, so I may have missed it). I like this :

Over one dune, then the next
and then hundreds more, hoping
to see something new over that
next peak

What a statement of searching and longing..Very nice

Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee

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Wonderful writing
 
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