Terry Dawson Poems
- The Skeleton Coast Across the Uhab river's dry bed Lies a ...
- I've Met A Girl I've met a girl Louise her name. Within I ...
- The Dancing Girl In an erotic dream I see A shapely girl ...
- Balance In this life we bear In equal portion Mix ...
- Against Wrongs Done Me Against wrongs done me My spirit ...
- A Daydreaming Evoked By Swallo... The spring swallows return ...
- The Elephants Soft light by gradual stage reveals (As dark ...
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The Skeleton Coast
Across the Uhab river's dry bed
Lies a land unlike any other,
An arid plain beside the sea,
Of wild, mysterious beauty.
Land of majesty, wonder and awe
In pastels, seven colours of sand
That stir a man from within
To be his most and to strive ever for more.
And fog rolls in on chill, chill winds
From a cold, cold treacherous sea.
Beheld there incongruous things
Like ships, now skeletal wrecks,
Adrift on an ocean of sand
Mile upon mile from the shore.
White-bleached driftwood there
Castaways from far distant land.
And in the vastness ...