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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
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                                    IN THE CAVES OF El SACRA MONTE

                                        Ahh, I  got a real lift today--
                                        bananas going for seven cents
                                        less a pound, and with coupons,
                                        even less than that. Terrific, eh?
                                        And the sun's just fine now, look,
                                        and the weather's clear.  So I'll be
                                        getting home just fine alright,
                                        thank you.  Won't even need the
                                        cane much.  And can ya believe it,
                                        this morning I found a perfect angle 
                                        at last for watching tv without that
                                        merciless arthritis raging up my
                                        spine.  Yeah, things are going
                                        good, you bet.  I even spotted a
                                        new bird fluttering around the back
                                        yard feeder yesterday.  And guess
                                        what, I can read the newspapers
                                        again with my new glasses and 
                                        got up only THREE TIMES last 
                                        night to pee.  Imagine that.  And
                                        hey, you watch, my daughter's not
                                        going to forget to send me a birthday
                                        card this year again, not again   Yes
                                        just look up now,  the sun's truly fine 
                                        out there and with the breezes
                                        blowing all fair through the yard
                                        today, sure, I'm counting my blessings.
                                        But oh, ohh  good God!  Didn't I once
                                        dance with the Gypsies all night 
                                        long to ancient, wailing laments
                                        ravaging my soul under la luna
                                        llana in the caves of El Sacra Monte?

                                        Copyright 2009 Bennett Kremen ,
                                    author of "Savage Days Haunted Nights"
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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 6/27/2009
Great poem,I enjoy reading it,take care

Reviewed by Michelle Mead 6/27/2009
This is interesting-great ending-I sometimes feel this way though not because of age, but because of how my health has deteriorated over the past few years from fibromyalgia. Though an internal world and the natural world can give an unequaled beauty and riches, there is still always a part of us that wants to still "dance with the gypsies," or, in my own case, be one :) Excellent work.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/24/2009
Interesting tale, remembering when and being grateful with an uplifting spirit....

Be always safe,
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