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From The Womb Of Fire, Ocean Mined Manic Rivers (15)

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Waves tossed beyond reach of a heaving sea
Trapped in caves their salty essence sank
Down dark channels of fortuned mystery
Nourishing earth, from these cold waters drank,
Barreling with haste in ever widening rank;
That one deep drought, refreshing forever
Through the brash penetration of its brine
With gaping mouth delirium delivers
To its thrashing tongue, ocean mined manic rivers.

Through lovely glens pace the teeming rivers
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Sunday, February 7, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: child,intuition,dragon,story,ancient,earth
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
From The Womb Of Fire, a series of poems about Mavros, a black dragon. The poem begins with a description of ancient earth. The child was deserted by her people and given to Mavros as a sacrifice. Mavros did not kill the child but took her to a refuge and protected her. The child has grown into a very young woman. The girl and Mavros have attained a rudimental understanding and are able to communicate in a limited way, by thought and feeling. The girl has a dream she is surrounded and being followed by the dead and leads them to Mavros where they fall in worship to the dragon.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Diane Hine 08 February 2021

Brilliant image of the silver fingered rivers in the deserts. Fascinating rivers fed not through rainfall but straight from the ocean - adds to the magical feel.

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Kostas Lagos 07 February 2021

Another dragonian masterpiece!

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David Wood 07 February 2021

You do have a way with words, a true wordsmith.

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