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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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badger11

: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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tonyv

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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dr_con

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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tonyv

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

 

Tony :happy:

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David W. Parsley

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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tonyv

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

 

Tony

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Tinker

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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tonyv

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

Tony

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FrasMac

Wow. I love this, the packaging, the unwrapping, the content are all tight and impeccably drawn. Great stuff.

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Aleksandra

😳 I am thrilled by this poem, and confused. I enjoyed it, I felt it, but can not understand it, yet. I will take my time to analyze it, because this poem calls me to do that. Thank you Tony. It's always a pleasure to read your poetry. ☺️

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tonyv
On ‎10‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 12:47 PM, FrasMac said:

Wow. I love this, the packaging, the unwrapping, the content are all tight and impeccably drawn. Great stuff.

Thanks FrasMac, this one is one of my favorites, and I'm excited that you like it, too!

Tony :happy:

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tonyv
On ‎11‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 3:34 PM, Aleksandra said:

😳 I am thrilled by this poem, and confused. I enjoyed it, I felt it, but can not understand it, yet. I will take my time to analyze it, because this poem calls me to do that. Thank you Tony. It's always a pleasure to read your poetry. ☺️

Well Alek, I'll give you some time to mull it over, and then we'll just have to discuss its finer points. Glad you liked it!

Tony 😀

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