Voodoo

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Inspired by the song, The Windmills of Your Mind”,
from the 1968 film, The Thomas Crown Affair”.
Performed by Dusty Springfield
Available for listening on Youtube


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I pricked my finger on a thorn of Voodoo roses felt the stab of crimson and sweet burn of saffron in a tequila sunrise I smelled apples but tasted oranges as a clock chimed with mockingbirds in the chartreuse trill of Spring Summer's cerise burn passed in a steamy haze with the glistening sting of hazelnut sand between my toes and the white capped kisses of salty teal on my face before the cresting of absinthe foothills One chill morning dew appeared on pointed leaves as wisps of cirrus sped in a porcelain sky and salt lay on my cheeks not of bright Pacific dreams As I groped for apricot skies rose petals fell and curled like ashes acrid as whiskey and bitter as gin lost in the gust of October's amber swirl April's scarlet whisper was silent in Autumn umber the seasons having passed in a sapphire moment with the piercing shimmer of Voodoo roses in bloom 10th Place The Poet's Ear Contest Sponsor: Greg Barden Written: 7/16/17 -The Windmills of Your Mind-

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Date: 7/30/2017 6:39:00 PM
your imagery is awesome Dale a rainbow of colours scents and smells - I never knew Dusty sang this I only know the Noel Harrison version:-) congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/30/2017 7:18:00 PM
Thanks, Jan!
Date: 7/30/2017 10:49:00 AM
Reading you is always a pleasure. Congrats on your win.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/30/2017 10:59:00 AM
Thanks very much, Afzal.
Date: 7/30/2017 1:02:00 AM
Just a wonderful poem, Dale, and an extraordinary write ... there were SO many that I wanted to include in the top ten, but I just HAD to have this one ... love it! Congrats on TENTH PLACE!!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/30/2017 8:10:00 AM
Thanks very much, Greg.
Date: 7/21/2017 9:20:00 AM
One of my favorites now; best of luck in the contest...this one's a winner.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/21/2017 9:26:00 AM
Thanks very much, ML!
Date: 7/20/2017 5:05:00 PM
A brilliant collage of the senses wrapped in an exquisite tapestry of words, Dale. A big WOW poem. Scintillating poetry. Very creatively expressed. Love always.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/20/2017 5:39:00 PM
Thanks, Freddie.
Date: 7/17/2017 9:54:00 AM
What a gorgeous poetic offering my friend. This was soft and demur but so full of life and the colors that bring each day into focus. Best wishes in the contest.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/17/2017 9:56:00 AM
Thanks a lot, Chris!
Date: 7/17/2017 8:30:00 AM
A colorful treat! Nice, Dale!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/17/2017 9:22:00 AM
Thanks, Kim!
Date: 7/17/2017 8:09:00 AM
Oh what a poem Dale. You write so well. I hope it does well in the contest ! :)
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/17/2017 8:12:00 AM
Thanks, Heidi!