Bigfoot

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I’ve left my clomping prints on every shore 
since Africa was Eden in my youth. 
The sand will bear my dent for evermore. 

I chewed-up gum-trees with my baby jaw 
and bit the dry red heart with my first tooth. 
I’ve left my clomping prints on every shore. 

Europe roused my growing thirst for war. 
Her spirit fired me up, one hundred proof. 
The sand will bear my dent for evermore. 

America was innocent before 
her mastodons were flattened by my hoof. 
I’ve left my clomping prints on every shore. 

Asia writhes beneath me like a whore 
but once she was upstanding and aloof. 
The sand will bear my dent for evermore. 

I’ve fallen flat and melting ice-caps pour 
cold water on my head. I choke on truth 
and now I’ve clomped my prints on every shore 
the dent I’ve left is sand, for evermore.

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Tim Ellis

Fri 11th Dec 2015 21:16

I love formal poetry Harry, but I find villanelles rather too repetitive usually, so this is one of a very few I've ever written.

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Harry O'Neill

Fri 11th Dec 2015 14:22

An accomplished use of a poetic form in the service of your great global warning for us all Tim.

(My feet are now deservedly villanelled)

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Tim Ellis

Thu 10th Dec 2015 10:28

As the Paris climate conference draws near to conclusion and we all hope something useful will come out of it, here's yet another poem from my pamphlet.
Don't forget you can order the pamphlet from Amazon or Kindle http://www.amazon.co.uk/Speak-Unspeakable-words-overheating-world-ebook/dp/B017QBUL7M/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449743163&sr=1-1&keywords=speak+the+unspeakable
or from my website www.birdbard.co.uk
It's very inexpensive and I've had some highly encouraging comments so far.

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