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--It comes back--

Blank bleeding sea
colorless chirping birds
stand staring beyond waves.
Wind blows, leaves traces
a thousand beings
who've wandered beaches.
Broken bottles poke through sand
a dozen colors glinting in sun.
Busted nets tossed from ships,
hold bits of bottles in place,
and corpses of fish
who'd missed sagging nets.
As well dying seaweed
that stinks keeping delicate away.
Still birds’ run over scum soaked beach;
after man walked away
returning to trees where he was young.

By: David E. Howerton

Coyote Laughs so begins his favorite game

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The following comments are for "It comes back"
by bhagwandave

It comes back
The atmospherics in this poem are amazing, and hang like a fog over the haunted/haunting landscape drawn here… the sense of loneliness was profound, but the whole picture was eerily beautiful too, in its way. fantastic visuals, cinematic almost… an opening scene, shot in meaningful silence…

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: May 19, 2007 )

I like this one - although the beginning of the poem gave me the feeling of a gray scene which contrasted with the image of the colors of broken bottles glinting in the sun.

Good poem with meaningful, thoughtful messages.

( Posted by: gomarsoap [Member] On: May 19, 2007 )

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