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.
o’er scattered stones, and dreams
long dreamt of boneless soils well tilled
by settled soldiers
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