nimal dunuhinga

(19, April,1951 / kalubovila East, Sri Lanka)

The Appalachian Dream

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!

Submitted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

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) .

- -

nimal p.dunuhinga

Comments about this poem (The Appalachian Dream by nimal dunuhinga )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley Updates

New Poems

  1. All Equal, A.j. Binash
  2. Letting Go, Electric Lady
  3. नोँसोर फैफिनबाव, Bahadur Basumatary
  4. Love Letters on Leaves, Nalini Chaturvedi
  5. Halved, Raihana Abdul Jabbar
  6. Gathering Rosebuds, Doyen Lingua
  7. My Stallion, Raihana Abdul Jabbar
  8. Hooker Nadine Gordimer, Richard Thripp
  9. swallow, mina lotfi
  10. hey ass-wipe, i love you, Mandolyn ...

Poem of the Day

poet Edmund Spenser

Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator ydly sits
Beholding me that all the pageants play,
Disguysing diversly my troubled wits.
...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]