Waiting

March 1, 2009
By Ishmael SILVER, Alva, Florida
Ishmael SILVER, Alva, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become - to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery


a hinted stream
of muddy dusty stones
silent but for the rustle
of brittle broken leaves
sedges sage and grass
strewn along the banks
dry brown and dead
or barely sustained
by frugal veins buried deep
the waterfalls now distant memories
whose echo's serve to fill
vast and empty spaces
charms lit and vacant
the trees that mark the banks
stand all bark and bare and grey
against the dazzling blue
above the red and canyoned walls
their gnarled arms reach skyward
in frozen agony
and wait upon the day
water flows
again


The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this piece after a trip hiking in the Grand Canyon in winter. The streams there run underground in some areas and I found the idea was very metaphoric.

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on Mar. 15 2009 at 9:36 pm
SmileyRiley PLATINUM, Tremont, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"You can be a victor without having victims and you can stand tall without standing on someone"

you are an amazing writer.


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