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Ishi-- Last Of A Tribe

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Ishi-- Last Of A Tribe

Emerging from gold lands far and near Skin and bones through windswept loam Thick with thistles, confusion and fear A river on his back, and a cloak of home Draped across shoulders in a world unknown Tears ran rivulets on the white man's ground Drenched with forgiveness, from a crying sun And the eyes of a Yahi, from a tribe now gone
------------------------------------------------------------- For Deb's Contest: "8 Lines, Any kind"

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  1. Date: 2/22/2013 5:49:00 PM
    your poetry is lovely , I like what I read, ~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 12:36:00 PM
    Such a moving poem...superb use of meter...I felt this very deeply...

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 8:51:00 AM
    Carrie, congrats~~~~ an epic end ... enjoyed...pd

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 9:22:00 PM
    Ive read stories about Ishi...I think his brain is perserved somewhere. Love your write and congrats. BG

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:59:00 PM
    What a life that man had, it wasn't an easy one, probably a very lonely one too, but it seems he can finally rest with all of him in one place. Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 6:10:00 AM
    Carrie congrats on your win, stunning image...David

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 4:18:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Carrie luv xx

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:48:00 AM
    Sad tale, wel Told with such few lines. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 8:13:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie I enjoyed reading your poem....Seren

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 1:49:00 PM
    A truly lovely poem Carrie. - Good luck in the contest! - Have a nice weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 12:15:00 PM
    Hoping that this is a winner in Deb's contest..I need to check it out..I like the way it is put together..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 5:34:00 PM
    hi dear Carrie... very well written ..i like this one my dear and congratulation for the concert..all the best :) <3 SK

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 7:52:00 PM
    Well told story, based on the warmth you expressed through your comment, I expected to like your writing. You did not dissapoint. I really like your poem.

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 8:57:00 AM
    Another great poem on the theme of the contest.Enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 9:00:00 AM
    A great one Carrie so nice to see you stretching into unfamiliar territory regarding the topic. I loved the enternal rhyme [not that this needs changing AT all..but for fun since your meter is so nice..I bet you could plump the tale into Blank Verse] ohhhhh too I loved the internal rhyme! Light & Love

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 1/6/2013 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry I enjoyed this further info perhaps others would?