Feb 5, 2013

Post–it note poetry–Sentinel



Today’s poem was inspired by the ruins of soldier settlers farm houses that can be found with in 50km of my farm. 

The story as I have heard it told was that on returning from war in the Middle East soldiers planted date palms.  In remembrance or as symbol of victory I am not sure, but for many of these houses all that remains are palm trees and the ruined remnants of limestone cottages.


Date palm

stands sentinel

o’er scattered stones, and dreams

long dreamt of boneless soils well tilled

by settled soldiers


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