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Below is the poem entitled DUST BOWL SF which was written by poet Monterey Sirak. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Life abandoned in the drought
Empty dreams of houses
minus boards    
Faceless memories peering
through weed-choked windows
A farmer's fertile rows of 
maize and grain
now a tapestry unraveled
into fallow ground
where disheveled sparrows
bathe in the dust

For Succinctly Free Contest sponsored 
by Andrea Dietrich

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  1. Date: 7/1/2014 9:09:00 PM
    very nicely done Monterey :)

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 2:26:00 PM
    Monterey, You painted a scene of sorrow where many dreams were buried in the thirsty land. Great writing! chuck

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 8:14:00 AM
    Very descriptive work..Enjoyed reaidng your winning entry..Sara

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 7:00:00 PM
    Monterey, Awesome free verse... xox~ Linda,

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 4:48:00 PM
    this is so evocative and paints a vivid picture of abandonment; tight, succinct language used to maximum effect - congrats on your top spot win! :)

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 12:59:00 PM
    congrats on your win Monterey

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 11:14:00 AM
    A well-deserved win for this highly evocative work. You should be very proud.

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 11:47:00 PM
    incredible piece tapping 'through weed-choked windows'....monterey, big cheers to you on your fine win.. huggs!

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 7:47:00 PM
    It appears I was right, I'm glad to see you at the top of the leaders board. Congratulations. Also I sent you soup mail.

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 7:03:00 PM
    I love, love , love this..disheveled sparrows just captivated me. Congrats. BG

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Monterey, this is what I love to see. Every line is carefully and succinctly plotted to get the most meaning and imagery for what you want to say. I just love this kind of poetry. Congrats on your first place win.

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 8:10:00 PM
    A drab picture You have given us here, remind me not to visit the dustbowl. Woody Guthrie wrote a whole album about the dustbowls. He was my fav folk singer. Great write Monterey....Peter

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 10:47:00 AM
    This was the story of the prairies. I think Andrea wil like this one and the vivid imagery. Thanks again for honoring me with your visits and comments. You always make my day. See my response to your comment on my home poem.

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 7:27:00 AM
    - Dust and memories   about time that was .... a lifelong work laid the dust. . . . - Sad .... - Proficient written, Monterey ! - Luck in contest !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 5:33:00 PM
    You give us great visuals that stir the emotions, well done my friend, talk to u come Tue. love xxx

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 8:33:00 AM
    Holy damn...strong imagery. I sensed an almost fierce choking of emotions. Gripping lines, once again. Awesome!