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Harvey Tordoff

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Dedication to Lawrence of Arabia
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The dedication at the beginning of Seven Pillars of Wisdom leaves the reader wanting more. Here it is!

I drew these tides of men into my hands
And wrote my will across the sky in stars;
Yet though I fought your tribes in desert sands
It was my love that left me battle-scarred.

I was a spy and planned to build your tomb
When first I came to re-define your land;
But with your kiss the desert flower found bloom
Whilst I drew these tides of men into my hands.

I fought for peace, that much I know is true
And for that end I dined with kings and Shahs.
But when all seemed mirage, it was for you
I wrote my will across the sky in stars.

That final night of love you weren’t afraid
You gave your body yet blocked my demands.
I rose at dawn and fasted, cried, and prayed,
Before I fought your tribes in desert sands

I gave my all yet Allah spared my life
But your death cut me open like a shard
For though I felt the pain of gun and knife
It was your love that left me battle-scarred.

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Reviewed by jude forese
entertaining... well crafted...
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader)
Excellent dedication My moms fabvorite classic.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Oh my goodness! I LOVE THIS! Such passion and beauty! Bravo, Harvey, Bravo!

Of Life and Love by William Lowenkamp

Reprint in ebook format of contemporary poetry written in the 1980's as seen and felt by the author. Poetry that explores the past, present and future, analyzing present day despa..  
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