A Caravan of Souls

dk debell 1956 (So Cal)


(by d.k.debell)

Through Desert Sands / & Mountain Passes –
We Cross Dead Seas / & Seas of Grasses;
We Drink from Bowls / & Not from Glasses
A Nectar Sweeter / Than Molasses.

We Suffer Failure / Without Disaster –
We Endure Hardships / But Serve No Master;
Like Marbled Stone / We Spurn the Plaster
Our Skin is Bronze / Not Alabaster.

In Drought or Flood / We Blame the Rain –
By Shedding Blood / We Ease the Pain;
We Mythologize / What we can’t Explain
And Ponder the Questions / That Remain.

From Moab to Edom / We Play our Roles
As Performers & Spectators / In this Caravan of Souls;
As Witnessed by the Evidence / Of our Trail of Holes
Left by the Presence of / Our Tent & totem Poles.

In Jars of Clay / We Keep our Mysteries
By Word of Mouth / We Share our Histories;
Without Shame or Fear / & with no Apologies
We Proudly Horde & Display / Long Lost Antiquities.

About this poem

A Fantasy Venture through an Imaginary Land. Written sometime this Century.

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Submitted by GideonFaust on December 28, 2023

Modified by GideonFaust on December 28, 2023

1:01 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 935
Words 206
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Discuss the poem A Caravan of Souls with the community...

  • alma_d
    You smokin dat crinnack dat chrizo con pelo life is not a game ... Think it's a game. Sincerly Aunt Cid
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • GideonFaust
    Thank you, everyone, so much. I appreciate your feedback & interest in my writings. I am very flattered that you like this one, as it is a personal favorite. If you can, please review some of my other poems because I would love your opinions and it might encourage me to submit more stuff. Peace, love, word! 
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • alanswansea18
    What a beautiful piece of work.
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • karlcfolkes
    Good parsimonious use of sentence structure to depict both contrast and emphasis.
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • Tonyameyer77
    I loved this so much.
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • Giselavigil
    Great poetic diction to paint images in reader’s mind. Enjoyed reading this and traveling to this fantasy.
    LikeReply 13 months ago


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