* Charleston’s Salt Flats (Couplets) .* Poem by Debora Short

* Charleston’s Salt Flats (Couplets) .*

Rating: 2.9


Periwinkle dusk cradled in meringue-d moon -
Beams with tinged sun-drops each echoing its own

Crooning –love for day’s sweet end, far-flung skinny oaks
And ocher-ed waves of spindly marshes dance in the

Salty drink, architectural perspectives paint
The gentleness of each sentry’s uniform

Tenderly embracing reflection-ed wetness
Slowly emptying the tendril-ed ribbon-ed

Salty streams outward into the great Atlantic
Wilds, divided sepias outline the punctuat-

Ing dance with kisses of our entwined enchantment
Charleston salt flats welcoming lovers hungry souls


(Celebrating Thirty Years of Love,
Charleston, South Carolina, May 17,2008)

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Barry A. Lanier 15 August 2008

I enjoyed the melody and metaphor and especially the unorthodox style very unique, , , ,

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Alison Cassidy 24 May 2008

How cleverly you've structured this one. The couplets enhance the flow of the piece and the salty tang that seems somehow to sneak between your words. Stylish, lyrical penning. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Raynette Eitel 19 May 2008

This is just lovely, Debora, all ' tendrilled and ribboned' like the South. Raynette

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