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Amber

Undreamt worlds passed you
Forest floors gave birth to huts
Crops-walls rose and fell

Men decayed their bones
Bleached by the sun became one
With tawny ash-rock

A subtle honey
-trap its delicate embrace
Held you like lovers

Pressed deep into earth
Fly who walked with dinosaurs
A million years? More?

Pulled from soft darkness
Beneath vagaries of cities
You burn in candles

Your secrets-adorn
milky throats-ears Of course you
Will never say more

Of sun-air-wind-rain
Or love For flies have no words for-
immortality

15 Comments:

Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Here is the result of a lvely hot summer day in a field my favourite kind boo hoo!

2:16 PM  
Blogger Russell Ragsdale said...

LUXURIOUS! I felt as if I could touch this lovely substance. Magical!

3:49 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Amber is my favourite stone Russel I think because of how it is formed.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Queen Neetee said...

I love the look of Amber. Upon seeing it, my thoughts become trapped there.
This is a beautiful narration to give my mind a guided tour into the mystery.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Nick Zegarac said...

A sumptuous read for those fleeting sun kissed days of summer lust and forgotten daydreams when all the intrusion that's required comes from a sublime buzzzzzzzz.

3:35 AM  
Blogger MB said...

I particularly like that third stanza, Sue. It expresses so much of what I feel about the stone. Nicely done!

5:17 PM  
Blogger Free Spirit said...

"Of sun-air-wind-rain
Or love For flies have no words for-
immortality"

Loved these lines the most though the whole made it perfect.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Poetry by Kai said...

good poem...
d.c. was ok...
thanks for asking!

6:46 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Imagery rich, like the honey golden subject of this wonderful poem!!

12:16 PM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

buzz bizz risbizzzzz.

the above is fly speak for immortality.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Roger Stevens said...

Lovely poem. How is amber formed then? Was it made in prehistoric factories by hundreds of little worker flies?

11:44 PM  
Blogger Prmod Bafna said...

Very nicely done! Enjoyed reading it :)

1:50 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Summer holidays nearly over-

Q-neetee thank-you

Nick unfortunately it was one of the last and summer has been chilly and cloudy here

Mb it is a wonderful and amazing thing

Free Spirit nice to hear from you

8:20 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Kai glad you enjoyed it

Pat thank-you

CJ if only I'd known

Roger I think it was thousands of prehistoric trees

Prmod thank-you

8:23 PM  
Blogger Don Iannone said...

Every word placed exactly where it should be. Well done!

12:32 PM  

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