A dreaded place

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A dreaded place

It had been a lonely place
this shore nested up to the sea
It had shone a craggy face
this arm of land facing sea

Men built a house and tower
to light the dark along their way
Men tall, dark, cold and dour
too stern and set for natures way

Light rips the night asunder
and bouy's clang a mournful cry
Light against natures thunder
and bouy's clang a mournful cry

This is now a dreaded place

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quise commented on A dreaded place

06-30-2009

had claps around the room this is a great poem i can really imagine what your talking about your a great poet

ValentineD commented on A dreaded place

06-30-2009

it reminds me of this place when i was a kid it seemed this place held my every fear it wasnt the sea but this old tree

ginga commented on A dreaded place

06-30-2009

So matter-of-fact, and eloquent all rolled into one tale of the lighthouse. Ginga

sleepybomb commented on A dreaded place

06-28-2009

if i didn't know better i would think you have studied a bit of raymond chamdler... well, that and the lorre avatar. nice pacing and imagery, overall suspicious. love it

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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