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  Fortress Wall
by Charles B. Neff
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Carcasonne was a fortress city on France's southern border with Spain. Then they moved the border and the city declined. A hundred years later it was rebuilt and now is a major destination for tourists. Early one Sunday morning I walked within the walled city, for long periods seeing no one else as the city awoke. This poem records my feelings.


Fortress Wall

 

Early sun scours the stone,

Peels away cosmetic skin,

Shows me the bones of time.

I see this place as no one else has

(the past grants a small dispensation)

And Carcasonne is briefly mine.

Then church bells ring the service

From a tower where the clock

Stopped. years ago. 

Busy souls drape the walls again

With bright jewels of commerce,

And a mechanical pig from Taiwan

Calls the new faithful.

- Charlie Neff   


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Reviewed by neerja gandhi 1/28/2007
knowledgeable piece...good . n
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 12/27/2006
Excellent,, I can see the city , feel the old mixed with the new..M
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 9/19/2005
Wonderful descriptive, in-depth writing, Charles!

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Fractured Legacy

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Dire Salvation

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