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· After the Cave the Comet Interview with Mystic East Publishing

· Editorial Canadian Zen Haiku

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· Interview with Poetry Life & Times. August 2001

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· Dream of Uroborous

· Along it Came.

· A Question of Time

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  Tales of the Senderos
by Robin Ouzman Hislop
Monday, September 14, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Hello, old friend, strange meeting you here,

this time of day.


Yes, old friend, it is strange, especially, 

 as I was just passing your house, 

 and showed this friend here,

 about how badly you'd let your beautiful trees grow.


They're only trees, after all,

old triend, what do you want?


Me, you say, me?

I worked my bones out of the grave

and give you beautiful trees

and this is what you do?

Your garden is a disgrace,

why don't you water the tops,

you lazy dog?


Now, don't get so high handed

about a few trees,

I water the tops.


You let the donkies eat the branches

and they eat my fruit.


Not my donkies eat your fruit, old friend.


Not yours, but you know whose,

he eats the fruit of my land and grows fat,

him and his family and children,

while I starve.


You don't look like you starve to me,

old friend,

 but it's true , they are rich,

while we are poor.


Still your trees are a disgrace

and may his donkies be cursed.


 So be it, if so you say.


So be it,  and you too.


Well, you are alone.


And you.


Then until next we meet.


Until next, if ever,

and may I never hope

to see your trees so disgraced,

a curse on all your donkies,

what it is to be poor man.


























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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 9/25/2009
Like a moment in someone's life, captured. In this little glance, I feel the culture and lifestyle. Nicely done:)
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 9/17/2009
Enjoyed very much dear man..stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/15/2009
interesting, i too was reminded of Don Quixote
Reviewed by Lori Moore 9/15/2009
Thank you for sharing your poetry. It is always enjoyed.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/14/2009
Very interesting. Uniquely entertaining, but sad at the same time.

I'm reminded of Don Quixote.


  1. abstraction on evergreen sojourn
  2. Encounters: Little Red Riding Hood (and ot
  3. The Beauty Of Spring
  4. Again I Ask For More...
  5. This Woman
  6. The Freight Train
  7. What Will Be
  8. The Dancer
  9. Absurd Valley
  10. The Dream Me
  11. Standing Tall
  12. I Wish I Knew
  13. an aging man still searching...
  14. What is Left
  15. Women Are Women
  16. Dew Drop Clause
  17. We Were Blessed
  18. Reciting Those Words
  19. Word’s Amative Verse, of Baccara’s Black R
  20. Sundown in Thibodaux

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