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New Or_ Lean(s)
by Vivian L Dawson
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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New Or_Lean(s) 

Inside the serenity of the courtyard
walls no pretense echoing remnants
meant for aesthetics of life now only
vacant chairs from young lovers seeking
the neon lights remain

Mystic adventure riding the famous
City of Orleans perhaps conjures up
memory while famous blues play on
Bourbon Street where the ghost of
Pete Fountain can be felt on trumpet

Some would say a city now in decay
Y'at no mercy from the elements to
bring it back for all it's diverse
mysteries so rich of American Heritage
we cannot afford to lose

(c) New Or_Lean(s)
18September2012
Vivian L Dawson

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Joy Hale 9/24/2012
It is so sad that a once great city like New Orleans is suffering from lack of tourism; vacant chairs there should not be empty. You did justice to one of my favorite towns by your poignant poem. May this beloved city recover soon to be the vibrant force of music and entertainment once again!

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 9/20/2012
I think you artfully captured the shadow of this story. "...aesthetics of life now only/vacant chairs..." puts the vanish in the reader's eye. Placing in the ghost trumpet was perfect. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 9/20/2012
Magnificent, such beauty to be preserved
You present your lovely prose with a wonderful
picture that is timeless as all these beautiful
things in life should be preserved in such
wonderful romance and setting

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/20/2012
VERY NICE POEM!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by D. Vegas 9/20/2012
President Bush stated it would take years to revamp New Orleans and it most likely will...throughly enjoyed,Vivian...

Deborah
Reviewed by Rory Dall (Reader) 9/20/2012
Made me think. Mother Nature sure made a mess of that vibrant city. the empty chairs analogy captures its present state pretty well. Hopefully the phoenix will arise once more.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/20/2012
Sadly not the great city it used to be, and it's still struggling to survive. But I truly hope that it does; I've always loved its unique charm.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/19/2012
Thank you for sharing the very special ambiance of that place, Vivian. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/19/2012
Vibrant place for vibrant sounds...life and death balance.
fee
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 9/19/2012
Lady Vivian ~
Trumpet players to hear along with a Jazz band. Jazzy and crisp
the tunes resonate. A wonderful heritage. Enjoyed the city of
life and heart in your poetry.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/19/2012
To lose famous landmarks and music such as the famous blues would be tragic, they must be restored and kept alive! You took me there~
Reviewed by ANNA CLOUTIER (Reader) 9/19/2012
I CAN HEAR THAT TRUMPET PLAYING...AS I READ THIS WONDERFUL POEM IN HOUR OF NEW ORLEANS...WONDERFUL WORK, VIVIAN ANNA
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 9/19/2012
Nice poetry, Vivian, about one of the most interesting cities I've ever been to. The title with the New or Lean(s) is perfect. As we speak it is on the lean side of that equation. I live sixty mils from New Orleans, but don't go there much. I did my day and nights in the city though and have many memories.



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