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Fingers of light wear the gloves of

an unknown river on new years as 
the ghost of Robert Burns delivers
a recitation, fingers offer different
dialects in sign language. 
 
The river's dreaming God summons 
in shivering lunar silhouette the dead
lovers of Mr Burns, they are give life
by the light's acoustic bones, they 
stagger the moon in their net, an owl
passes and they attach the wings of 
it's future ghost. The moon sheds 
three hundred and sixty five feathers
as it hovers on gloves over water.
 
An old poet drafts verses, a river releases
hands to deliver the newly born on this new
years day as camping eyes wait. Falling
rain is like the echoes of the blades of grass,
clouds the echo of a poets foot-steps from
his night time walks.
 
The feathered moon lands on Robert's hand
and demands his disparate memories, then
commands an ancient sleeping wind to release
the quill from it's pocket, old lovers raise a fire,
the wind floats the quill above the flames, Burns
articulates verse about the preservation of Scotland's
independence. 
 
 
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Hi Barry, This is very cool that you chose Robert Burns who's verse to me is among the most relatable and easy to understand of his time. He wrote about simple things.  He wrote as a Scot, and clearly loved his heritage.   I like this poem very much.

~~Tink

 

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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  • 2 weeks later...
David W. Parsley

I'm with Tinker.  A nice celebration of the poet with a unique slant.  Very well done!

(No comments on extra words.  ;-)

- Dave

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