Dust To Dust

Earth – dVerse Quadrille 63

 

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Larapinta Drive, Northen Territory.

 

 

Dust To Dust

Estranged by Greeks and Romans
no place amongst the gods,
your face is pocked and riven
where we’ve plucked and scratched and gouged.
You’re tired, even slowing;
but here, coupled,
entwined beneath your sun,
I hear you gently whisper,
“To me you will return.”

©Paul Cannon

 

Paul,

pvcann.com

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28 responses to “Dust To Dust

  1. A pleasure to recite out loud. Gaia?

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  2. Poor Earth, with no place among the gods and her face ‘… pocked and riven / where we’ve plucked and scratched and gouged’. I love the lines:.
    ‘entwined beneath your sun,
    I hear you gently whisper,
    “To me you will return.”’

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  3. Indeed… we know where we will end… there is no other alternative.

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  4. Nice ending and reminder.

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  5. That’s beautiful. There is something about the outback that makes us so acutely aware of our place in the grand scheme of things. Your poem captures that feeling very well.

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  6. Very nice! I’ll get the duster out and clean. 🙂

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  7. Love it, Paul! Hope it will be cleaned. Michael

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  8. the outback is a wondrous place shall we scatter your ashes there?

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  9. A great poem, Paul! This reminds of the Gospel every Ash Wednesday “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

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  10. lync56

    Wow amazing

    >

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