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Euphrates


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Euphrates

 

Shall we talk about the ghosts

of seasons and ages

which wander among us,

stirring our quiescent memories?

Or remain

and listen to the sedge:

O birds alighted at the darkening trees,

hold the axle hard! Hold it hard!

The bank has never been fuller;

even the sun sweats—

Lo, it sets.

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Aleksandra

Summayya , very beautiful written poem. Amazing sense of expressing here. Very sensitive and deep. Here you did so well job:

Shall we talk about the ghosts

of seasons and ages

which wander among us,

stirring our quiescent memories?

Or remain

and listen to the sedge:

 

Very well done Summayya.

 

Thank you for sharing

I really missed your voice

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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Hi summayya, Your imagery in this poem truly made me feel like I was near the bank of this great ancient river that I have read about so many times but never had a feel for before now. Thank you.

 

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Thanks both of you. Your readings and comments are much appreciated!

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I love the lyrical qualities of the last lines:

summayya wrote:

O birds alighted at the darkening trees,

hold the axle hard! Hold it hard!

The bank has never been fuller;

even the sun sweats—

Lo, it sets.

An enjoyable read.

 

Tony

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I agree with Tony here. The sedge's appeal to contain the river.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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summayya,

 

Very passionate write. Though the exclamation of "O" and "Lo" seem like old usage, they suit this poem well.

One thing I am not quite sure is "axle". Is it a spindle?

 

I start to like your poems more and more.

 

Lake

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