Ghost Elephants Poem by Jean Valentine

Ghost Elephants

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In the elephant field tall green ghost elephants
with your cargo of summer leaves
at night I heard you breathing
at the window Don't you ever
think I'm not crying since
you're away from me
Don't ever think I went free
At first the goodbye had a lilt to it—
maybe just a couple of months—
but it was a beheading.
Ghost elephant,
reach down, cross me over—

Adrian Flett 18 March 2019

A poignant farewell to a love lost. 'reach down, cross me over—' The call to take the poet over.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 18 March 2019

A fine poem by Jean Valentine.......................

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One of the good poems of Jean Valentine

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Edward Kofi Louis 18 March 2019

I heard you breathing! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Savita Tyagi 18 March 2019

Very nice poem. Forest and Elephants both are dying slowly. A ghostly death that will haunt us for ages.

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Chinedu Dike 05 September 2022

Well articulated and nicely executed with insight

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 05 September 2022

Ghost elephant, reach down, cross me over— phantom environment! - awesome

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Kumarmani Mahakul 18 March 2020

Beautifully inscribed. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the modern poem of POD for second time.

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Mahtab Bangalee 18 March 2020

powerful imaginative and allegorical poem penned; fantastic

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Ramesh T A 18 March 2020

A poem on ghost elephant is unheard so far! Thanks for sharing it here!

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