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The House Built on Sand
by Barbara Spring

Saturday, May 22, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I have lived in this house built on sand


for quite a few years.


I begin to understand


why sand sings underfoot.


Once part of the main


each grain knows


Earth’s epochs of fire and ice


floods and dawns filled with birdsong


salt seas then sweet water seas.


 


West winds, lake waves of jade and blue


stack clear quartz sand into rolling dunes.


 


Our house on the dunes


receptor for news whispered


through quartz sand.


Heartbeats, drumbeats, shaman flight.


Night.


 


Buoyed on night winds


that twist around my house


I wander colorful countries


wearing Joseph’s many colored coat.


I float.


 


In a tumult of stars


Venus blazes a path across the sky


shines in each quartz granule


passes over distant lands


I see in dreams.


 


Awake or asleep in my house built on sand


I go everywhere.


 


 


 


 


 


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Reviewed by Jane Rodway 5/24/2004
Brilliant work- the first stanza is perfect, this whole poem shows real skill with words and how to place them for greatest effect. One of my favorites on here recently.
Reviewed by jude forese 5/24/2004
i like how this poem progresses and culminates ...
Reviewed by anne cunningham 5/23/2004
so vivid, comforting, almost like meditation in its description ... a truly lovely place you brought to the page.
Reviewed by Lynn Barry 5/22/2004
Outstanding...inspiring and well, just darn GREAT!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/22/2004
Nicely-done and very dreamy feeling.

~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
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