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Sahara Sojourn
by Charlie
Friday, May 18, 2012
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My son's inner climate: 103 degrees

 

  
Forty-seven camels on a polka dot chest
Sahara skin
Sun-whipped skin
Dear God,
When will this sojourn end?
 
Forty-seven camels
Heavy-footed,
Heavy-laden,
Heavy chest expanding, gasping,
Straining breaths through coughs of air
 
Dear God,
Give Thou my son oases—
A palm
A balm
A shaded cairn
 
A sacred hand
An holy blessing—
Slighter beasts,
Lighter feet
Dear God,
Make Thou this sojourn fleet
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Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/4/2012
You sure know how to bring all poetic elements together, how to make the quintessential rhythm of a thing work!
I hope he's better now, and all's well in your home.
Love and prayers,
Christine
Reviewed by Axilea MU 5/26/2012
What a journey: endless, exhausting, somewhere between a legendary walk and a real experience that sticks to one's skin. Love the way you played with words, meanings, cascading metaphors. A heartfelt prayer appears in the middle of the desert and it's such a soothing voice!

Lots of love to you and your family...

Axilea
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/23/2012
Brilliant petition and heart-rending mother's journey as well, Charlie. Love and many prayers for healing: reminds me muchly of the extended fever I experienced over the hottest summer here in the UK in 1990 - six weeks peaking 103-4 degrees! Delerium with worry and anxiety as much as illness but still the soul drinks deeply of the wells of faith. These stanzas are quite, quite beautiful:

Dear God,
Give Thou my son oases—
A palm
A balm
A shaded cairn

A sacred hand
An holy blessing—
Slighter beasts,
Lighter feet
Dear God,
Make Thou this sojourn fleet
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 5/21/2012
Exceptional, Charlie! Scares me to death..

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/21/2012
love the metaphor... sad to hear that M is not feeling so well... hopefully he is feeling better now. :)
Love ya,
Crys...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/20/2012
I assume you are writing about a fever based on the comment. If so, an excellent metaphor.

Ron
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/19/2012
The metahphorical poetry of this one is so well done...excellant.
fee
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/19/2012
I hope your son feels better soon, Charlie; prayers! Well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by D. Vegas 5/19/2012
Charlie, God Bless Your Son!

Always,
Deborah
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 5/19/2012
Interesting colloquy. Pretty high on the thermometer scale.
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