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
'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!
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