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by anna9

This is a poem i spun around a place. It was fun to try.

In the outreaches of the sky
where land is a streak of sand
on a sea too blue, too tranquil, too untrue,
meet me there at Zanzibar,
where waves kiss the ocean.

Bare trees bustle up rustle of life
in alleys of wood yellow and gold.
A robin echoes the blush of love so bold.
I spin rose petals into love trails
unknown, that lead to this place
where dreams can be sown
meet me there, at … Zanzibar.

Two geese trace circles in the lake.
The bare trees bare my years in their wake.
I, a flarf of footprints on the street of snow
trod the starlit path unsure and slow
to that place at the horizon
where Uranus meets Gaia
and time is useless in dimension
meet me there…at Zanzibar.

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Re: Zanzibar (Score: 1 )
by Farfalla on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 (15:58:45)
I was there and a lot in your poem reminded me of my two weeks in the place. Yet, I was confused by the snow. Maybe you can explain to me Smile Thanks. Farfalla

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    Re: Zanzibar (Score: 1 )
    by anna9 on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 (06:33:04)
    yeah, i will try to explain. Smile the narrator in the poem is not there in Zanzibar, she is somewhere else and describes the place she is in, and then towards the end of each stanza she describes her dream like view of Zanzibar.
    Also, i have used the concept of seasons as in haiku, sumnmer, autumn and winter in the three stanzas, they indirectly imply the aging process.
    The Uranus and Gaia line shows up the possible paradoxical state of what love maybe really is .... It is said that Atlas holds the celestial spheres on his shoulders to seperate Uranus from Gaia.

    Hope that helped. Thank you.
    hey , i have been reading your work, i like what you write! Razz

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      Re: Zanzibar (Score: 1 )
      by Farfalla on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 (09:18:04)
      Oh! this makes me like yoour poem even more.

      Thank you for what you say about my poems.

      Best, F

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Re: Zanzibar (Score: 1 )
by Ozymandias on Friday, November 26, 2010 (15:57:55)
Correct me if I am wrong, but this seems to me like a poem that it is better not to try to make literal or even metaphorical sense out of, but rather to take as the expression of feeling, emotion, mood. As such it is excellent. The words are so aptly chosen and there is a certain music to it that is most appealing.

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    Re: Zanzibar (Score: 1 )
    by anna9 on Saturday, November 27, 2010 (14:45:58)
    thank you Ozymandias you are so right about the "better not to try make literal or metaphorical sense out of" , how else would i explain "I spin rose petals into love trails
    unknown,/ that lead to this place/where dreams can be sown.

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Re: Zanzibar (Score: 1 )
by wylde on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 (06:09:12)
deliciously done. i can hear the dhows flap their approvals.

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    Re: Zanzibar (Score: 1 )
    by anna9 on Thursday, December 23, 2010 (03:04:06)
    thankyou wylde, peace to you

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Re: Zanzibar (Score: 1 )
by badmalthus on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 (19:47:19)
Beauitiful painting of words Ann...I can see the Earth Goddess living in Zanzibar...such a romantic sound to it.

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Re: Zanzibar (Score: 1 )
by Kinode on Thursday, May 05, 2011 (02:22:55)
I like imagery and dreamy feel of this piece. Thanks for the read. Julian

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    Re: Zanzibar (Score: 1 )
    by Kinode on Thursday, May 05, 2011 (02:38:36)
    The above should read: I like 'the' imagery and dreamy feel of this write. (Just to clarify) Julian

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Re: Zanzibar (Score: 1 )
by omegapaf on Thursday, May 05, 2011 (05:39:53)
i like this one very much anna grace. zanzibar always sounds like one of those far away places, with strange sounding names, that inspire timbuktoo...the only thing's i know about zanzibar is that freddie mercury from queen was born there, and it's near the end of the dictionary ha ha - love and small african islands - paul.

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Re: Zanzibar (Score: 1 )
by sedubah on Monday, December 12, 2011 (13:18:43)
i stopped to read because
this poem reminded me of a song by the same title
on the earth wind and fire "head to the sky" album

maybe i shall one day take that voyage

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Re: Zanzibar (Score: 1 )
by Pujakins on Saturday, May 12, 2012 (21:28:38)
An intriguing poem, I like the premise and enjoyed the images. Is that a misprint Flarf for Flare? Or did you use a word I've never heard before? Thanks for this interesting poem. It was definitely fun to read. Warmly, Tasha

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