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Siber --for badger11

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Siber
----------for Badge


Goodbye, nickelic star-choked dome.
A million billion Arctic liters
erode your tundra's pebbly shore.
"We're sorry, but there's no way home,"
the taiga's cold Sibirsky cedars,
in answer, moan forevermore.

O woodland church of my despair,
mire in your snow-hung isolation!
I do not want your absolution
I won't receive your priest or prayer
I can't; there is no Asia here,
nor there. No Asia anywhere.

___________________________
Сибирский кедр (tr. Sibirsky Kedr)
Taiga
Tundra
Steppes

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:rolleyes: Well there's a nice surprise! Though you've sent me to a chilly place (I presume Siber is Siberia?) The 'star-choked dome' is a great phrase. There is a sense of an inescapable finality, an inescapable inner solitude. Again thank you for sharing.

 

badge

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Glad you like it, Badge. Yes, "Siber" is Siberia in my first language, Estonian.

 

And I didn't mean to send you there. I'm just sharing where I'm "coming from" (in poems, that is) most of the time. (Though I think you already understand this.)

 

Tony :happy:

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Tony,

 

Brilliant. And of course you meat to take us there. If not, why write poetry? Gob smacked- Really a fantastic piece and I understand why Badger is the partner in this- e too evokes a sense of place, which is no-place,everytime!

 

 

Pax,

 

Dkon & Juris

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Thank you , Juris. To the ends of the earth and beyond! Glad it took you there.

 

Tony :happy:

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Count me among those taken those remote Ends, Tony. This is tightly written, great balance of theme and mood, the sense of a thinking mind sorting out the puzzle of experience in all its vastness.

 

Thanks!

- Dave

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Thank you for your read and kind reply, Dave. Glad it took you there!

 

Tony

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I don't know how I missed this when it was originally posted.  I'm so glad you posted the picture in the gallery.  It is so beautiful as is your poem.  

~~Judi

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Thank you very much, Judi. I'm thrilled you like it. It's one of my favorites.

Tony

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