A permanent loss of happiness

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Beneath this beach of sand and shells

I see the image of the rolling sea.

Such new-found-land frames and hides

These wide horizons; I walk along the cliff:

Sheer drop upon the windward side,

Embedded trilobites, beneath my feet

Quartz and Muscovite from the granite

Weathered by the winds and waves

Sea-forming outcrops, hidden rocks, caves.

Time carves the face of all mankind

Time shears the skin, sculpts the lines around

The sinking eyes that wane unto

Extinction. Dreams, Desires, Memories

The oft-neglected holy trinity, of centuries.


Caillteanas buan de sonas ►


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John Marks

Sat 11th Nov 2017 20:14

Thank you kindly Hannah, Tom and Martin. And, yes, thank you too, Philip; Astral Weeks and a permanent loss of happiness.

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Philip Stevens

Wed 1st Nov 2017 22:13

Van morrison and a permanent loss of happiness ...

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Martin Elder

Sun 29th Oct 2017 14:15

as Hannah says beautiful. the imagery rich even without the music and picture. But none the less very good.

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Tom Doolan

Sun 29th Oct 2017 08:57

Nice work John. Fitting musical accompaniment from Van the man. T :)

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Hannah Collins

Sat 28th Oct 2017 22:00

A beautiful poem.


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