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Desert Mountains (Lost Journeys)
by Dale Clark
Friday, September 10, 2004
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(Lost Journeys)


These desert mountains

laid in slate and granite

crumble into sand

layer by layer

telling tales of lost journeys

of faraway explosions

super novas in the sand

it formed these plains,

this cactus and sage brush

It happened long ago


Who walked this ancient way

when it was green and fertile

and tundra was velvet

when glaciers moved


Now only hazy blue skies

and brown sand

sage brush and pinon trees

and a hot breeze

She takes your breath

to make a sea

and water fell

came and went

leaving this canyon

dry and barren


These desert mountains


CJ Clark







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Reviewed by jude forese 9/12/2004
wonderful and vivid images ...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/12/2004
Yep! I can dig this, dude. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 9/11/2004
beautiful as always you and romance and nature are perfection.CJ!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/10/2004
Beautiful write.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/10/2004
Dale your descriptive powers give us vibrant imagess to see
what took place. A superb poem depicting energy in all of nature
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 9/10/2004
great imagery and whole feel of this is just awesome even though I've never seen desert mountains in person. Loved your "who walked this ancient way.."
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 9/10/2004
It feels like a metaphor for a life, Dale, sad and poignant.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 9/10/2004
Vivid and vibrant imagery and visuals of a rugged and unforgiving terrain here , Dale..
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/10/2004
Wow this is one great write Dale!!

Excellent buddy!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/10/2004
(((c. j.)))

a powerful write--vivid imagery--of times long past WELL DONE!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
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