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  Skylines
by Robin Ouzman Hislop
Monday, November 24, 2003


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Skylines.

i.

clouds resist the edge
not of sky or of water
but of vastness:

raindrops.

to each of the drops
every drop is a drop
to the ground:

vastness.

skyline dives on the edge,
where clouds resist,
yet unsayable:

raindrops.

this diminished world
on the edge of a window
skyline, drinks:

vastness.

ii.

winter combines light:
familiar scenery
parts in difference.

dormant landscapes lay
slumbering dreaming beneath
the window´s skyline,

obscure over
images summer lifted
only to dazzle.

iii.

way of the white clouds:
snow melts on distant mountains,
so seem the white clouds.

no clouds move, below
a city spellbound under
vermillion streak.

sounds invisible,
as if bird´s wing could break through
the sound barrier.

yet the ridge, still grits
its teeth for coming frost bite,
grimly, to determine.

iv.

Worship earth´s face
as moods of Gaia,
but before the blast, we

are helpless.
placate, marvel, wonder,
crawl in terror & awe,

they are but her
seasonal whims to season
in your bosom.

Copyright Robin Ouzman Hislop 2003
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Skylines


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/25/2003
Your style is unmistakably "ouzmanish" or "hislopish." Lovely write. Much enjoyed. Thank you for this offering, Robin. Love and peace, Regis.
Reviewed by Transcendental Poet (Reader) 11/24/2003
Unique and very creative.
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader) 11/24/2003
Hi Robin

this was sort of giving us reality in chunks, on moving in, and another over, I felt a stillness in the piece, as if thunder anytime to erupt, and knowing raindrops were bailing, the high ground for the low, ty Al
Reviewed by Oirdheirc Mor (Reader) 11/24/2003
Hi Robin,
I was galloping along nicely there, then I had to throw the anchors on.
Nearly went straight over the handlebars.
“Unsayable” by golly now that is a serious statement

Now what would that mean Skyline dives on the edge where clouds resist,
(But are retractable,) Ah got it silly me.

I like the Roman touch too Tellus , and the Greek Goddess of the Earth.

Very good, enjoyed this.

Mor.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/24/2003
very imaginative unique work Robin! A joy to read!...Eileen
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 11/24/2003
they are but her
seasonal whims to season
in your bosom. <-----how beautiful......your words are well heard.....ty, Dani
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/24/2003
Beautiful nature write!
Reviewed by Ashraf Goreja (Reader) 11/24/2003
Exceptionally beautiful poem. Great write.

Greetings.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 11/24/2003
This is wonderful, the imagery is exquisite.

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