Bob Oldfield

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Rain Forest Blues - And Greens - Poem by Bob Oldfield

Artistic beauty
A silver arrow shoots
Swiftly and silently across
The stillness of a moonlit lake
As another fish peeps out
At a sleeping world

Dazzling entertainment
The celestial magician waves his wand
Across the heavens
Sprinkling stardust which sparkles
Falling against black velvet
Upon a sleeping world

Dramatic tragedy
Another colossus is brought to his knees
Dismembered unmercifully
His domain laid waste
Under the cut and thrust of those
Who, from beneath a cloak of decency
Rape the land for selfish fulfillment
Amidst a sleeping world

Comments about Rain Forest Blues - And Greens by Bob Oldfield

  • Dawn Fuzan (5/14/2014 10:34:00 AM)

    Bob, Wow I like this poem nicely penned (Report) Reply

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  • (10/28/2007 12:01:00 AM)

    You pen beauty and rage in equal measure in this provocative piece about deforestation and denial. A finely composed rant that sings its message in a minor key. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • (5/8/2007 7:44:00 PM)

    Such truth and beauty weaved through this poem from beginning to end...Bob you did a great job with your imagery and overall it is just a well written piece of poetry!
    Thanx for sharing and keep up the great work.
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  • (12/24/2006 8:25:00 PM)

    a very good journey through the rain forest...the blues and greens..and the exploitation of nature..very good poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 2, 2006

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