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21 March 2004 @ 12:14 pm
Promote a Poem ...  
...aka Bimo's attempt at celebrating spring with a self-created lyric meme ... *g*

Following the bloom of the daffodils in kathyh's journal, I just posted the following poem:

The Windmills (John Gould Fletcher)

The Windmills, like great sunflowers of steel,
Lift themselves proudly over the straggling houses;
And at their feet the deep, blue-green alfalfa
Cuts the desert like the stroke of a sword.

Yellow melon flowers
Crawl beneath the withered peach trees;
A date-palm throws its heavy fronds of steel
Against the scoured metallic sky.

The houses, doubled-roofed for coolness;
Cower amid the manzanita scrub.
A man with jingling spurs
Walks heavy out of a vine-bowered doorway,
Mounts his pony, rides away.

The windmills stare at the sun.
The yellow earth cracks and blisters.
Everything is still.

In the afternoon
The wind takes dry waves of heat and tosses them
Mingled with dust, up and down the streets,
Against the belfry wit its green bells:

And, after sunset, when the sky
Becomes a green and orange fan,
The windmills, like great sunflowers on orange stalks,
Stare hard at the sun they cannot follow.

Turning, turning, forever turning
In the chill night-wind that sweeps over the valley,
With the shriek and the clank of the pumps groaning beneath them,
And choking the gurgle of tepid water.




So, if you know an amazing piece of poetry that you would love to spread through LJ, here is your chance :-)
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Cavendishcavendish on March 21st, 2004 04:24 am (UTC)
poem
Meme spread (of course, me being me ;-) ). So nice having this meme coming from you :-)). Perhaps, we should collect all participant's choices and edit an anthology: "lj' favorites" ;-)

You can read my comment to the Fletcher poem in Kathys lj

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