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Glass Bangles, Silver Arms: Poetry on the Ancients
L.L. here, with Random Acts of Poetry.
There is something about history that intrigues. My eldest daughter is especially drawn to the mysteries. Why did people abandon the city of Milakpur Kohi? Was King Tut assassinated? What did the hanging gardens of Babylon really look like?
The mystery, the questions, tap something deep in the human soul. I guess that's why I was drawn to nAncY's poem time. It asked, and I asked with it, in my heart...
o seven wonders of the world
where are you now
temple of the seven lights of earth
scattered as the people and their words
nebuchadnezzar's dream of a head of gold
breast and arms of silver
belly and thighs of brass
legs of iron
feet of iron and clay
the stone from the mountain
will fly through the air
the druid circle undone
as time moves on
tower of piza why do you lean
what happened to all the kings and queens
and why is britain so great
presidents and gurus
emperors and czars
donkeys and chariots
trains and cars
out of the ancient
into the moment of truth
time to choose
ALL RAP PARTICIPANTS
LL’s Rabia’s Confession
Kelly’s Impressions: New York City
Joy’s A Wander and Conjunction
Erin’s Writing on the Wall
Simple Country Girl’s Really Real to Me
Stephie’s Great Pharoahs of Egypt
Maureen’s Cave Story
Laura's The Ancient of Days
Jessica's Pennsylvania Countryside
Kathleen's En Gedi
Glass Bangles photo and post by L.L. Barkat.
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