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Survivor London


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Postcard London is
Returned to senders
From heaven, ordinary
People. Hospitals hold
Hands in prayer.
Vagrant rainbows return
Home. Figures in paintings smell summer rain falling from statues in graveyards,
Erase the signatures of
The night is
Unlocked from its dream
About the sky drowning in
Reflections coughed
Out by mirrors.
Winter sighs,
Its turbulent dream
Calmed by London's
Caress. Spring's
Bonsai canvas sails
Through, fraud proof
Its signature indestructible.

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Very well written poem, pampered with poetic lines, metaphor, and imagery. Work shows deft usage of the poet's tools. Not fond of L7 poking out--perhaps other readers will think it effective.

London's always came through before; let's hope there'll always be one, as I do for my own and other's beloved towns/countries. 

best, AHL





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David W. Parsley

Hi Barry, I agree with just about everything AHL says.  Nice poem disturbed by "inventive" form structure.  Your French Symbolist strain signs unabated!

 - David

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