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Monday, July 28, 2003

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This poem was written in Germany, during Fasching or Carnival when several people died in the midst of the celebration

Quand vient le vent avec les mains pleines de demain

Ich gehe nach mein viedersehen

to dry my poems in the rain.


The people on the bus go up and down, up and down,

          up and down

And the broken carousel staggers to a stop

As the black  ponies are pulled out by their roots

And planted in Charlie's bar among the flowergirls

And the Charleston

takes us on our one way journey

through stone speakeasies

where smoking guns accompany

the moaning jazz:  as the slaves are called in

from the fields to entertain the frightened ghosts

and the cotton candy floats

on a tar lake:

while Helga lies across the bed,

her pale body brightened by streaks of red,

Sargeant Joe gives the order,

"No one is to touch the knife."

But Higgins pulls it out.

"I can't bear to watch the dead suffer."




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Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
I love the wind with its hands full of tomorrow. Great job.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
Wow what a powerful POWERFUL PIECE, excellantly penned!!!!
Reviewed by Richard Vallance (Reader)
Wow, this is just GREAT!

Maryanne, am I EVER glad to discover at least one other multilingual poet on AUTHORSDEN! I just happened to notice the title of this poem in the new poems section, and it was funny, you know, because I once wrote one along the same lines (though it's not posted here!)

As I've said, this is very fine poetry... the rhythm is excellent, the alliteration (even between languages) is very effective, and the ending, well, what a wonderful surprise!

Love it! :) :) :)

Richard Vallance,
Ottawa, Ontario,

Merci, mon amie!

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