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Harmattan
by C. G. McGovern-Bowen

Sunday, December 05, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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"The Harmattan" is a cold, dry & very dusty north-east wind which blows from the Sahara Desert toward the Equator (velocity 16-25 km/hr) beginning in November and lasting until March in some areas. A perfect metaphor for the intent of this poem.

 

 

~Harmattan~

 

MIghty winds do howl

Entombed memories unearthed

Fiercely blinding dust

 

Dirt Devils of Time

Vortices of Past Lives spin

Banished Harmony

 

Riding out the storm

Marshaled Graces battened down

Raging Emotion

 

Labors Supernal

Altered Vision resculpts Mind

Sand dunes born anew

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2010 by CG McGovern-Bowen.

All Rights Reserved. 12/05/10.

Santa Rosa Valley, California.

 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/19/2011
Thank you for sharing this meaningful metaphorical offering, Carolyn. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 12/15/2010
Awesome!!! Beautiful phrasing!!

Anna
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 12/12/2010
Having danced that dance and survivrd that wind, your poem brought back all those feelings again. Thank you.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 12/12/2010
Great title.
A new word for me.
Your gift shines here.
Blessings ... r
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 12/9/2010
As always your writing is excellent!

Carole~
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 12/9/2010
Something exciting about a wind blowing through your body, it is a cleansing of sorts and revitalizes you. I go to the beach in the winter for a wind bath, it's exhilarating!

Peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/6/2010
Powerful imagery - and I learned something new - Harmattan.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 12/6/2010
Excellent write.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 12/6/2010
POWERFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by John Flanagan 12/5/2010
Carolyn,
This speaks to one who lived in deserts for ten years, Saudi and Kuwait - the early year duststorm - we called it the shamal - sent fine powder everywhere, past the window jambs, under the doors, into the eyes, ears, nose and worst of all between the teeth, i can still feel that grit...i should've worn wise native headdress..sorry, i'm rambling but you set me off.
luv 'Vortices of Past Lives spin'...whirling dervishes...and the final line is so right, the dunes had new shape and new character after each event.

John
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 12/5/2010
I had to look up supernal...cool word! I enjoyed this poem.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 12/5/2010
Wow, this is top notch stuff. Excellent wriing.


Namasre



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