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Adirondacks Ode

Climb high these mountains
And meet cliffs of history
Snug against the moon

Cold lover's warm kiss
Caress each syllable of song
Love makes joy exist
Adirondacks mist
The milk of mothering trees 
Melted on morning's joy

Tongue lark the dark lakes
Water births of memory
Ego ice thin here 

The nation's blood lens
The red moon night, so pride stakes
Claim to fluid truth
The wind prowls the skin
Stirring leaves of memories
A breast dried of peace  

Algonquian trail
Footsteps eat the span of trees
Man is small in grief

The muskets torment
Fusion of mission and right
The north shrikes lament

And beg migrants gone
But wax wing they shun the sun
Bunting snow for life.

Old Mohawk glory
Gone when forest bare shivers
In castles of ice

Steel teeth scrape the rocks
And eat iron from the ore
Of greed, killing trees

Logging the green tongue
Of the sun's wealth of heat
For this new kingdom

Of civilized men
Performing barbaric feats
Distant from the den.

Dusk the Gilded Age
Of rage ... like natives, all past
Diseased to the eye

A new dawn breaks song
And howls of joy claim again
The blessings of rain

Sceptered in the throat
Cities' diamonds of dew
Love of warblers note.

Love is eagle's joy
Climbing high against the breast
Peaking in delight.

Copyright © L'nass Shango

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  1. Date: 9/15/2010 9:27:00 PM
    Wow, you really know how to string words together to create very intellectual imagery (if that makes any sense?). Congratulations! -- Susan

  1. Date: 7/27/2010 5:36:00 AM

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 6:23:00 PM
    Deep! congrats.

  1. Date: 7/23/2010 2:46:00 PM
    Congratulations on this excellent descriptive poem being featured on homepage..Sara

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 12:32:00 PM
    Congratulations on a well deserved win in the soup contest.

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 8:30:00 AM
    I want to thank poetrysoup and my community of poets for being so magnanimous in their show of affection and appreciation. This is very encouraging to my transition now, and my expectation of a full and active return to community life here when all loose things are resolved. May you all continue to be inspired, for poets are the ultimate truth of the world. One love, with all blessings and peace.

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 12:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your awesome win, Charles

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 5:19:00 PM
    You are where you deserve to the top of the well deserved..congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 9:05:00 AM
    great win! L'nass! beautiful Appalachia poem! jimbo

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 9:05:00 AM
    great win! L'nass! beautiful Appalachia poem! jimbo

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 6:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the PoetrySoup Contest L'nass. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 6:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week L'nass. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 8:09:00 PM
    How wonderful to have this magnificent poem recognized and honored by this win!! To one of my favorite congratulations!! Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 6:05:00 PM
    Excellent writing of course!! Congratulations, L'nass. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 3:55:00 PM
    Congratulatins on your win in the Poetrysoup contest with this SENSATIONAL Haiku, dear L'nass. It is a Haiku Masterpiece. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 1:47:00 PM
    Congratulations On your 2nd Place Win and recognition!!! beautiful work!!! Love Jeralynn

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 1:10:00 PM
    An awsome Haiku, congratulations on your 2nd place win in poetry soup contest. I enjoyed the read. Caryl

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 11:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your awesome 2nd Place win in the PS Feb 2010 Contest! Worthy win! Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 8:26:00 AM
    Really awesome poem, this is a well needed piece for me to read this morning. I appreciate the time that went in to cover the span of history and views noted here.

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 6:21:00 AM
    CONGRATULATIONS on your BIG WIN in the PSoup International poetry contest. A wonderful poem so well deserving of SECOND PLACE. You're a very gifted poet! Peace and happiness, John