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Sinai



From the edge
Of the manicured, pampered hotel lawn,
Constantly damp under automated sprinklers.
I look across miles of harsh dry sand,
At the ragged, quartz cut, lunar mountains,
Glowing black before a setting white sun,
With no softening colour
To diminish ruthless passion.
A lone road winds, like dirty tired string,
Into the depths of this cruel beauty,
To a land unchanged by time.
Where a humble man can stand
And be at one with any moment
Between the beginning and the end.
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Submitted on March 10, 2011

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I have been writing poetry most of my life I love how so much can be said using so little. I am not a literary person but have always enjoyed this form which drips out of me, for reasons I can’t explain, almost constantly. I have written poems to try and explain this like Surfers Block, Special Presents and Oasis. I spent my youth in East Africa and poems like African Night and African Rain are reflections from those times. Now 55yrs old and a retired London policeman the poems Dawn and Black Rain were actually about finding a body in the early hours and homelessness in London in Pinched Freedom and Shop Doorway. I am also interested in the concepts of space and eternity which can be seen in poems like An Uneasy Rock and Macrocosm . I also like deserts for their timelessness and brutal beauty portrayed in Hour Glass and Sinai. My Grandfather fought right through the First War and as a youngster I saw how it had so deeply affected his life. I have always been very proud of him as I have of my father. Poems like Half Fat White No Sugar, Welcome Home 1918, Musical Credits, and A present from The Bad Lands about a tie pin my father brought back for me from the Bad Lands reflect some of these feelings. Another subject that intrigues me is the history of mankind because I just don’t buy the way historians/Archaeologists’ tell our story. I write a bit about this in Long Before Lucy, Inconvenient Truth and Gulf of Khambhat. I have written some nature poems also like Kingfisher, Chameleon, Spring, Another Winter,Tiger man, Eagle and Feathers On Water. If anyone wants to talk to me about anything I have written you can get me on timsavage007@hotmail.com I will always visit your site and read your poems if you comment on mine. One of my recent poems 'Eagle' has been placed on a new web site for classic Times Crossword puzzles. If like me you like these wonderful puzzles have a look at the most challenging crosswords available. Licensed by The Times. Investigate the cryptic complexity of the English word. www.akomcrosswords.com more…

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