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Gibraltar Crumbling

The Dune on the Rock where fine grains of time gradually slip revealing footprints of lost vertebrates: an archaic human being - Neanderthal; red deer, aurochs elephants and ibex… crumbling sand unveils extinct past
------------------------------ Contest: Pick a Title Vol 12 Diminished Hexaverse Sponsor: Edward Ibeh Title: Gibraltar Crumbling 19th December 2019

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Date: 11/16/2020 4:43:00 PM
Wonderful poem, Paul. I'm sure there's a lot of history in those grains :)
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Date: 11/17/2020 3:47:00 AM
You got it perfectly right, Angela:) Thank you for stopping by. Regards // paul
Date: 1/12/2020 1:46:00 PM
this reminds me of when i saw the caves in northern Spain with the prehistoric drawings of animals. Altimira ?? Something like that. Gibralter is right beneath that same country!! Love how you did this theme. Congrats for the win.
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Date: 1/13/2020 7:02:00 AM
Yes, Andrea, you must be referring to the Cave of Altamira. We also have prehistoric drawings here in Malta (apart from megalithic temples dating back to ca 3600 BC.) Thank you for both visit and congrats. Regards // paul
Date: 1/11/2020 3:01:00 PM
such depth, exactly what I like - great poem and congrats dear Paul x:-)-luloo
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Date: 1/12/2020 4:15:00 AM
I am so pleased that you liked it, Laura:) Thank you:) Warm regards // paul
Date: 1/11/2020 12:36:00 PM
I think archaeology is so interesting and I love to watch documentaries about it. There's so much we can learn from our past and how we got to the present. Egyptian artifacts are my favorites. I enjoyed this poem Paul. Congratulations on your win! : ) xxoo
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Date: 1/12/2020 4:14:00 AM
Yes, Connie, archaeology helps us better understand our forefathers and their activity. I believe that students should be encouraged to take more interest in it. Thank you for reading and commenting. Best regards // paul
Date: 1/11/2020 10:12:00 AM
i enjoyed your approach to the contest theme...i used to like seeing about artifacts found as if revealing little secrets from the past... congratulations on your win :) hugs
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Date: 1/12/2020 4:10:00 AM
Thank you for your lovely, meaningful comments and congrats, Sandra. Have a lovely day. Hugs // paul
Date: 1/11/2020 8:33:00 AM
I like the opening. Congrats Paul.
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Date: 1/11/2020 8:39:00 AM
Thank you, Rob; I too like the opening best:) Regards // paul
Date: 1/11/2020 7:55:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in my contest, Paul:-) This is a terrific poem with striking imagery!
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Date: 1/11/2020 8:12:00 AM
Thank you, Edward...you are a messenger of good news:) Have a nice weekend. // paul
Date: 1/7/2020 1:02:00 PM
It's amazing how many species have been lost and the daily numbers of losses are staggering. From your poem, I feel the wonder of discovering ancient artifacts and the sadness of knowing so many are facing the death knell. Excellent entry for the contest, Paul. Best wishes for a win. Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 1/7/2020 3:50:00 PM
Your insightful comments are right on target, Carolyn. So pleased that you enjoyed. Thank you for stopping by. Hugs // paul
Date: 12/22/2019 12:58:00 PM
A deep wonderful poem dear friend reminding me of my sociology studies and the layer upon layer of humanity that archaeologists have the joy un- uncovering, I wish you and your wonderful family a Blessed, peaceful and happy Christmas. Warm regards and hugs - a privilege to have met you on Soup. Jennifer.
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Date: 12/30/2019 9:32:00 AM
Thank you for the 'layers' of meaningful comments, Jenny. Yes, this poem is mainly meant for archaeologists and the joy of discovery. I appreciate your Christmas wishes, though this year a dose of ill-health played havoc with my celebrations. ~ Yes, meeting you on Soup has been a privilege; thank you for your sincere friendship. Warm regards & Hugs // paul
Date: 12/20/2019 6:17:00 PM
G'day Paul … you relate so much in so few words here - Merry Christmas Paul - Lindsay
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Date: 12/30/2019 9:27:00 AM
Thank you, Lindsay. Excuse late reply; been unwell since before Christmas...recovering slowly. Best regards // paul
Date: 12/20/2019 7:23:00 AM
Great details and imagery, Paul--all the best.
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Date: 12/30/2019 9:20:00 AM
Thank you, Vijay. Best regards for 2020. // paul
Date: 12/19/2019 7:48:00 PM
Lots of history, planetary and congratulatory, escape our human achievements & crumbling monuments. Few words, a great deal to ponder (and pray for). Thanks and shalom,Shalom
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Date: 12/30/2019 9:12:00 AM
Thank you for your thoughtful feedback, Anil. Excuse the delay in replying; have been unwell for several days; recovering slowly. Peace & Regards // paul
Date: 12/19/2019 7:17:00 PM
nicely written, paul! good luck in the contest...
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Date: 12/30/2019 9:09:00 AM
Glad you enjoyed it, Ilene...thank you. Best r5egards // paul
Date: 12/19/2019 6:24:00 PM
Well done Paul. This is a nice one. Best of luck in the contest.
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Date: 12/30/2019 9:02:00 AM
Thank you, Greg. Regards // paul