Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 15,979 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Solo Flights - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Woke up to the scary fact that I have no
book to read, after completing household
chores ran off to Tall Stories, second-hand
bookstore, got hold of "From Atlantis to the
Sphinx" by Colin Wilson, left on a quest for
ancient wisdom led by John Anthony West
assisted by Robert Schoch, palaeontologist,
travelling to rain-weathered Sphinx, studying
the Piri Reis Map detailing Antarctica before
ice covered everything; my loved ones mes-
merised watching great rugby wars on TV -
while I'm taking solo flights to pre-history…

"From Atlantis to the Sphinx" by Colin Wilson,
Virgin Books 2000
pp 1-108


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 7, 2012



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