Michael Moorcroft

Archaeology

I want to dig in Egypt,
To find in the sand,
A long forgotten crypt,
Buried in the ancient land.

My finds would be on display,
Unlike eighty five percent,
Of the artefacts hidden away,
From public sight today.

I wish to search the jungle,
And find all of the lost cities,
Of the once glorious Maya,
Even though they have crumbled.

My finds would rival Tikkal,
A city built without mortar,
A knife could not invade,
In between a brick.

Lemuria?
Atlantis?
The monuments of Mu?
(Easter Island to me and you) .

I think I’ll be an archaeologist.


© Michael Moorcroft August 7th 2009

Poem Submitted: Friday, August 7, 2009

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  • Brenda Arroyo (10/16/2009 10:58:00 AM)

    I think you should be an archeologist... well aside from being a great poet :)

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  • John KnightJohn Knight (8/20/2009 1:50:00 PM)

    Hi Michael - good that we have young and up and coming poets from the City of Culture. Archeology is a very interesting subject are you intending to study it at Uni? Best wishes in you A-levels. The form of the poem is good four quatrains and then a 'free verse' ending in a nice relaxed conversational style - in poetry all is permissible! In essence the nice flowing ABAB rhyme you established in the first two quatrians should have continued in three and four but you are young - you are from Liverpool - so you can dictate the subject - the form - the rhyme and the rhythm! Keep on with your poetry.

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  • Christopher Hunter (8/20/2009 12:44:00 PM)

    it sounds like you really care about this subject and that is good. You find something you like and you go for it. Good work.

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  • Lorina Zapata (8/17/2009 5:40:00 PM)

    Michael, I enjoyed your poem especially for the fact that you seem so passionate of about the field of archeology. The only issue I had was with some of the rhyming stanzas towards the latter half of the poem which were a bit akward. Now depending on what poetic style you were going for, I could be mistaken in my pointing this out but it stood out to me. Regardless, it was a very nice poem.

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  • Vikram Aarella - The Poem Shooter (8/7/2009 1:09:00 PM)

    I think you should and I like the poem.

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