nimal dunuhinga

Rookie - 145 Points (19, April,1951 / kalubovila East, Sri Lanka)

The Appalachian Dream - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

Beautiful the blind girl
and she resembles
The English actress Rita Tushingham
who performed a great role
in the movie 'The Trap'
with Oliver Reed.
She started the conversation
'The stream flows quietly
is that so? '
'Yes daughter we're beneath
the blue ridge mountains.'
'Why you called me daughter? '
'I am older than your grand father.'
'But I call you uncle as still you have
that youth's voice.
I heard the love begins at the garden of Eden
When Adam's first kiss on Eve's lips? '
I was shocked and then she touched her braille
Read something.
'This is from Henrik Ibsen
and you must have heard him before? '
'Money can buy the husk of many things, but not the kernel.It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; days of joy, but not peace and happiness.
And I feel that you're having a book
please read me something.'
Yes, this is Marcel Proust's novel
'Swann's way and I read this passage for you;
'A mysterious World to which one never may return
again once its doors are closed.'
O the mist covered the whole World
and it's another interesting dream in my life?


to my dearest friend deceased poetess Sandra Fowler the West Virginian Nightingale!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

[The Appalachians are some of the old mountains in the world and are rich in culture and heritage.The first true inhabitants in the region are believed to have been a break-away group of Iroquois, later to be called cherokee, who had moved south from Iroquoian lands in New England.In the late 18th century, Scotch-Irish, German and English settlers were the first Europeans to arrive in significant numbers.The cherokee were friendly at first, but fought when provoked, and eventually withdrew to the protection of the Blue Ridge Mountains.In 1838, after the discovery of gold in North Georgia, the US government forced the cherokee from their homes along the trail of tears.]-Quoted(Trails less traveled) .


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 9, 2013


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