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Pancake Clouds and Desert Earth
by Erin E Kelly-Moen
Sunday, December 18, 2005
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The pancake clouds
Hover over the mountaintops
As sheep-wool herds of fluff
Float hungrily nearby.
The sky is lazy over Arizona-brown
Winter-desert earth.

Christmas’s ‘faux’ electric-colors
Have been left behind
In the oasis called Tucson.
The hustle and hullabaloo
Of big-city-holiday-shopping-frenzy
Still echoes from the rear of the Tahoe
With the vibrations of crackling bags,
Shifting loadings and Styrofoam rubbings,
Along with gleeful children’s voices.

The popcorn fleece of sheep
Have disappeared into nether regions,
As a storm front disperses
Their form of life force.
The sky was lazy
Over home-bound desert earth,
Now it searches with cloud-fingers
Of substance, and Christmas-worth.

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
© Copyright 12/18/05

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Reviewed by Aberjhani 12/19/2005
I read these extraordinary lines and, of all things, see D.H. Lawrence and Salvadore Dali sitting down to write them together:-) Your gift for highly original metaphors suffused with penetrating philosophical insight and emotional/psychological depth always makes for absorbing poetry.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 12/19/2005
Brilliant writing Erin. I loved the wonderful use of metaphor to create such descriptive word pictures. Much enjoyed!
Take care
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/18/2005
Sounds like you need to make a sacrifice to the gods of desert storms, maybe one of those Christmas presents would be a good thing to use...ed
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