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Curlew Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
A HAIKU ANTHOLOGY Mick Talbot Haiku Haiku curlew, nature,
As if to remind me W.A. CHOLT Tanka Tanka curlew, introspection, sorrow,
Premium Member Poem Birdwatcher Kevin Shaw Light Verse Light Verse curlew, beach, bird, garden, imagery,
Premium Member Poem An Eternity II john fleming Rhyme Rhyme curlew, betrayal, , memorial,
The narcissist Aniruddha Pathak Verse Verse curlew, image, love, mirror, romance,
Premium Member Poem Le Courlis poussa des cris -Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's The Curlew Cried by T Wignesan T Wignesan Dramatic Verse Dramatic Verse curlew, best friend, death, heaven,
Premium Member Poem WILD LIFE words Brian Strand Free verse Free verse curlew, bereavement, nature,
Lost old man emu Free verse Free verse curlew, adventure, child, fear,
The Not So Original Monoku Challenge Andrew Crisci Monoku Monoku curlew, bird, fear, senses,
Premium Member Poem Recollections from the golden Cree I john fleming Rhyme Rhyme curlew, growing up,
Premium Member Poem Egnehenots: Earth and Stone David Meade Free verse Free verse curlew, life, light, love,
Haiku Marsh Michael Newman Haiku Haiku curlew, bird, sister,
The Featherbeds Seosamh De Burca Free verse Free verse curlew, childhood, dad, growing up,
A February Day Terry Trainor Prose Poetry Prose Poetry curlew, nature, old, old,
Oooh so true John-Ovan.P. Hull I do not know? I do not know? curlew, death, hope, life, universe,
D'weep DON JOHNSON Ballad Ballad curlew, adventure,
The Lament Daniel Cheeseman Prose Poetry Prose Poetry curlew, loss
FARRIO ONIS FERRATUS savlen dempsley Rhyme Rhyme curlew, life,

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Curlew Poem Example

The Lament

Solomly the mist drifted aimlessly,
cloaking moor and heather, the 
curlew and grouse silenced by
the haunting of a solitary piper.
Kilt clad from rocky outcrop,
the lament Land Of My Youth
echoed ridge and valley.
Beckoning the lost footsteps, 
the gillie, the baker, the bankers 
son, the urchin that raided your 
orchard, once names, once faces, 
now empty spaces at the dinner 
table.
And the tune reaches out beyond
the gorse and fern to strange lands,
names we failed in geography at 
school but now etched in heart
and epitaph.
The lofty peaks point skyward like 
prayers some unclimbed, some
unanswered. The grass will grow
where boys once ran, the laughter
now an aching memory.
The piper stills plays beckoning
souls not names, the stag raises 
its head and the eagle circles
this land of our youth. To duty 
or glory from boys to men, from
men to earth. The orchard will be
quiet tomorrow and the hills less
worthy. At the dinner table a
serviette to dry the tear and the
piper will fill the glen.

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