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Pilgrimage

Rating: 4.2
Here, the Mississippi carved its mud-dark path,
a graveyard for skeletons of sunken riverboats.
Here, the river changed its course,
turning away from the city as one turns,
forgetting, from the past— the abandoned bluffs,
land sloping up above the river's bend—
where now the Yazoo fills the Mississippi's empty bed.
Here, the dead stand up in stone, white marble,
on Confederate Avenue.
I stand on ground once hollowed by a web of caves;
they must have seemed like catacombs,
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Dr. antony theodore 27 March 2020
A window frames the river's crawl toward the Gulf. In my dream, the ghost of history lies down beside me, rolls over, pins me beneath a heavy arm... graveyard of skeletons and sunken river boats. the white and black, , aparthed. did times change anything. these prejudices remain now also. tony
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Kumarmani Mahakul 27 March 2020
Congratulations for being chosen this poem as the modern poem of the poem of the day for second time.
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History and historical monuments nicely portrayed
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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 March 2020
2) So many beautiful poems I am gonna read and will know more about that darkest period in the USA History, white and black history. Thank you so much for sharing. A 10 FULL Score for this amazing poem. toMyPoemList!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 March 2020
Every spring— Pilgrimage—the living come to mingle with the dead, brush against their cold shoulders in the long hallways, listen all night to their silence.........................Mesmerizing Tribute to Pilgrimage, dear great and famous Poetess Natasha! CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day. You most deserved it.
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Dr Antony Theodore 30 April 2019
I can see her listening to shells explode, writing herself into history, asking what is to become of all the living things in this place? This whole city is a grave. a great poem. tony
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Edward Kofi Louis 27 March 2019
Beneath a heavy arm! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 27 March 2019
Well executed. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.
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Julia Luber 27 March 2019
Gentle meandering through consciousness that a terrible war happened on these banks of the Mississippi, she'd rather just experience the natural beauty of, but the ghosts and facts of history dominate her consciousness- even in her fantasy imagination; she still experiences near a flash back of a woman experiencing bombs in the Civil War- intriguing and genuine.
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