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A Thousand Years of Compressed Sand

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A Thousand Years of Compressed Sand

My hands rough like sandpaper
Rubbed along the smooth surface
A sandstone sculpture carved by unknown hands
I looked closely many images
Each staring at me
Like a convoluted totem

The bear and sandpiper
In a tender embrace
Intelligent dumb eyes staring nowhere
Eagles talons gripping, cutting into base
The humble turtle, wisdom's companion
Images from a thousand life times
Stories told around fires
Drawing me in like quicksand
Enchanting me with ancient drums
I wish to leave my civilized self behind
A feathered sandman calls my name
"Fly with the sandpiper"
"Ride sandstone dreams"

Second second attempt for Nette's Build Your Own Sand Contest
This time I have the right number of lines,
Thanks for the inspiration Nette!

Written September 10, 2013
By: Richard Lamoureux

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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:16:00 PM

    always enjoying your wins...Linda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/22/2013 9:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 9/22/2013 6:20:00 AM

    Your wonderful images flow into each other connecting the ancient, the present and the possibility of the future.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/22/2013 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :0)
  1. Date: 9/21/2013 12:02:00 PM

    Nice images in each line Richard...congratulations

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/22/2013 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Donna!
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 4:32:00 PM

    With you Richard, we get to ride through sandstone dreams, nice one my friend now take a bow, and I'll pass the roses your way xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/20/2013 5:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Rose, you make me smile.
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:17:00 AM

    Congrats Richard ....lovely poem ...Seren

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/20/2013 5:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Seren
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 9:14:00 AM

    I knew I liked this one for a reason...it had the makings of a winning poem...congrats Rick :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/20/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, I appreciate the compliment. I was happy to see it on the list.
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 9:10:00 AM

    You took us for a ride on sandpiper wings, through a sandstorm of metaphors!! Well done!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/20/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Carrie!
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:43:00 AM

    Another very creative and superb write my dear friend Richard. Big hearty congratulations on your super win! Thanks a lot as well for sharing! I truly enjoyed reading it. Cheers and hugs! love lots, Leonora

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/20/2013 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My pleasure Leonora. Hugs back.
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:24:00 AM

    excellent and a stupendous write Richard I love it congrats on win Shadow x smile

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/20/2013 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Shadow.
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 6:10:00 AM

    Richard, You incorporated the different sand words so cleverly that I didn't realize it till near the end of the poem and the totem was a great idea! Congrats

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/20/2013 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, I had fun trying to fit in as many as possible.
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 5:14:00 AM

    Lovely piece, Richard.Congrats on your win.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/20/2013 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Olusegun.
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 9:57:00 AM

    A good write... Now I gotta read the other one!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/20/2013 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Carol
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 5:33:00 AM

    All the best Richard ! This poem has a very hidden meaning...I appreciate this too..:)

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 5:50:00 PM

    How can one read this title and not click on it? A very original title, I must say first of all. Additionally, you've really made this subject your own. Lovely lines throughout. Quite thought-provoking. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 1:55:00 AM

    A very lovely write, great imagery!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/12/2013 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Bindu
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 11:45:00 PM

    I like the title of your poem it is very strong and appealing . "Intelligent dumb eyes staring nowhere" The above Oxymoron revealed an intriguing paradox

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/12/2013 7:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your thoughtful words.
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 8:03:00 PM

    This is a WINNER in my books Richard! I put you right up there Drake as P-Soup's premier writers! Kudos my friend!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/11/2013 11:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That is a huge compliment, he is one of my favorites as well.
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 6:30:00 PM

    very nicely done Rick and I see you used many of the words....good luck in the contest :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/11/2013 11:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Sandra!
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 12:23:00 AM

    This is very good too, should do well.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/11/2013 6:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Becca, good morning.
  1. Date: 9/10/2013 7:49:00 PM

    This was very inventive. And yes I caught the descriptive picture of a totem pole. - the imagery brought to mind that native, woodcarved sculpture. (I could even hear the drums (smile) ... MoonBee

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/11/2013 6:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks again MoonBee
  1. Date: 9/10/2013 4:44:00 PM

    Very descriptive, Richard. Good luck in contest..Wish you the best

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/11/2013 6:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Eileen
  1. Date: 9/10/2013 4:32:00 PM

    hmmm, this must be a brand spanking new contest. I really like how you did the theme then!! Hiope I can be this inspired.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/11/2013 6:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea.
  1. Date: 9/10/2013 4:05:00 PM

    Very nice Richard, a great effort, I hope you win...Peter

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/11/2013 6:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Peter