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A Beginning & An End
by Dale Clark
Friday, January 27, 2006
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A Beginning & An End


Time is an infant
a new beginning, a new end
What came before is relived


We feel with our eyes,
The pristine magic of earth


Flat wooded shores, white oaks
Redwoods are sages,
They whisper of the past


We see the native ones,
as they lived in harmony


The great plains of grass
The desert of painted dunes
A myriad of purple hues


Herds of buffalo roam,
no man can own them


The nomads of the plains
the cliff dwellers of the desert
farm with ancient secrets


We come on great ships
sailing salty seas


White greed captures and owns,
it destroys all and itself as well
Cities covered with darkness


A beginning will be born to end
A civilized world shall remain savage


©Dale CJ Clark



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Reviewed by Kate Burnside
WOW!! You capture this comprehensive "myth" of the beginning and end of all things excellently with your signal sparceness and economy... but the images are abundant and rich and very loaded - nothing impoverished here! Fantasticly broad canvas but filled with telling detail. Makes me think of the wisdom and enduring qualities of cave paintings. Excellent... I'd better strike a match to get more light in this Indianna vault!! :)) TY Kate xx
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
Last line says so very much, Dale. Poignant write. Well done.
Peace and Blessings,
Carolyn
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Great words of wisdom Dale!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Peter Paton
Narrated in the simplest fashion, with the right economy of words, you tell it as it is Dale !
The nature of the beast will never change, and primeval savagery is at the heart of it !
Wonderful and expressive composition !
Peter
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
You dove deeply. ~~nordette
Reviewed by jude forese
a very wise poem, Dale ... excellent images ... great ending ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
What a great capture of the true ways of civilisation!
Wonderful work Dale! Thanks for sharing...
Eileen
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
This is quite a sad poem, Dale - and quite a good one.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Wisdom and truth well shared, Dale. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Only A Poet
absolutely top shelf, profound in meaning, beauty of form.
Reviewed by L. Figgins
Powerful! We come full circle. Will native civilizations destroyed rise up in the ashes? Time will tell. Superb write! Lin
Reviewed by Safi aifas32@gmail.com
How very wise, indeed! Bravo!

Safi
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