Conversation With Amelia


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A reflection on the desire for connectedness.

Conversation With Amelia


Adrift upon wide seas of remembrance

Battered by long anecdotal waves

That stalk in trains their flotsam prey


Dream book thoughts come spilling out

While chromed pages flood full my mind

Airbrushed and nested for sales effect 


Heaven’s gate illumines bright

With pearly irridescent glow

Across twinned ancient chiseled shadows


If I could but walk in them

If I could but live for them

If I could but quench their thirst for me


Before me  Eden lies compacted small

Its walls still fairly shimmer

Tropical Capricorn summers


While I gaze with wistful wonder

At the glories I’m denied

Through exile I’m consigned to crawl


Tell me, I loiter longingly

Until its vision, in pieces, arrives

Sargasso green and full of life


Areolas slide beneath brief bustier

Wink, then hide, full knowing 

What unthinking thighs refuse to learn


Eve’s arbor groans its weight in grapes

Aches all the while anticipating wine

Sweet purple skips upon the breeze


Pendants warm their opened necks

Pressing love up to their throats

As if they ever could forget its cut


All the shining faces

Of lost permutated Eve

Look through me now with God’s eyes


I know what they are searching for

For my watch has done the same

In its quest to take me home.


Only my own ardor groans with weight

Vintage pressed, politely plodding

Offering up fresh tarregan and vinegar


How long I’ve washed, too short I’ve laved

How long spent lost, so briefly saved

Upon some island of forgetfulness


Amelia knows me here, and welcomes

Where she once landed lifetimes ago

Does anyone remember her last words?


Ah, what enormous sea, salted against decay

This atoll reeks of tarragon on the wind

It’s sandfire flash, mute glow of broken bottles.

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tierra7 commented on Conversation With Amelia


Harver Dear, How are you , Sooo Nice to see your smilin' profile..~wink~ as ever ...I'm never disappointed when I stop by to read you.. Thank You for keepin' Amelia in our Hearts...........((((Huggz))))Tierra @}-'-,



Tierra7, good morning to you! Shovelled snow until 2 AM, got a bit of sleep, now on to my day. TGIF! Wile I always was a fan of Amelia for her accomplishments and her spirit, you have to know that she was chosen to be the apt device to portray the abandonment one feels when the world and perhaps even a significant other seems to move along just fine without you. Thanks for stopping by for a warm and friendly visit on this chilly winter morning.

gmcookie commented on Conversation With Amelia


Harver, I'm a great fan of Amelia Earhart and think the image of her stranded on a Pacific atoll without food or water could be an apt metaphor for our fate. I really like the verse about the island of forgetfulness.



Thanks, gmcookie

dahlusion commented on Conversation With Amelia


"I know what they are searching for For my watch has done the same In its quest to take me home"—Bravo!



Profound gratitude . . . blessings your way.

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

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