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Tales of the Badlands
by Dale Clark
Monday, January 15, 2007
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Badlands

This ancient moonscape
dried up river beds
canyons and mountains
arroyos and arid soil

This harsh and brutal heat
In the distance, a mirage
of pines and green meadows
travelers on foot walking

Mysterious beings walking
toward the water not there
The spectors power is unknown
Speaking only to those who see

Tales of the Badlands
told around the campfires
whispers come from the spirits
teaching their ancient mysterys

This ancient moonscape
shining in a midnight sky
They look into the fire
for visions of ancient times

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Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth 2/11/2007
A wonderful word picture you've painted with this. Captivating! This makes me want to go to the badlands! Superb Southwestern poetry!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/16/2007
oh I love this...mysteriously beautiful!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/16/2007
I've been to the eerie badlands many times, and with your marvelous poem, I felt like I was there again. Well Done, Dale!
Reviewed by jude forese 1/15/2007
the fire within the soul of the ancients is alive in the Badlands of the now ... embrace it ...

excellent work, Dale ...

Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/15/2007
I love this poem with its wonderful imagery.Superb, Dale!
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 1/15/2007
Temperatures swing wildly from burning summers to freezing winters. It's a wonder anything survives. Good images. Loved your final stanza.

Carmen
Reviewed by J M 1/15/2007
Beautiful native imagery and western expressions in this one. Excellent CJ!
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