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grains of quartz sculpture
a ghost of past strength

soft sands harmless
until rallied by whipping winds
rising in power

October 18, 2021

Contest: Lune (Mixed Pair)
Sponsor: William Kekaula

sandcastle Lune: (syllable based: 5-3-5; PS)
sandstorm Lune: (word based: 3-5-3)

Copyright © Susan Ashley | Year Posted 2021


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Date: 10/22/2021 7:54:00 AM

Wow! Excellent. I love the second one too :)
Date: 10/22/2021 7:39:00 AM

Hi Susan, 'A ghost of past strength'...........'until rallied by whipping winds rising in power'. Certainly soft grains of sand are a thought that first comes to mind but then again taken from a holistic perspective something much deeper is meant, the answer being within the poets grasp and craftsmanship. A thought provoking poem, dear poetry sis. blessings and hugs, Jennifer
Date: 10/18/2021 7:12:00 PM

Ooh! That second stanza sure whips up a potent brew. Interesting that you posted this (and I'm reading it) on the day of the passing of a great American, Colin Powell, the architect of Operation Desert Storm. Kudos, Susan! :) gw
Date: 10/18/2021 1:11:00 PM

Dear Rhyme Time Friend, so brilliantly written - the DNA of sand in beauty and danger. I am mesmerized by and inspired by your take on this contest. Have a feeling William will love this Lune and its many layers! Sending you blessings.
Date: 10/18/2021 12:31:00 PM

You capture the beauty of sand and yet the danger of a sand storm in this. Well done. God Bless, JB
Date: 10/18/2021 10:48:00 AM

I love the images conjured by your Lune Susan! I am fascinated by sand, Well done !!
Date: 10/18/2021 9:51:00 AM

Brilliant imagery so creative Susan, the perpetual cycle of natural erosion and reshaping of the earths surface, must be a winner, cheers David
Date: 10/18/2021 9:50:00 AM

Susan, you've written two great haikus that go together beautifully and are incredibly well-crafted; your imagery in both of them is also absolutely stunning. My kindest regards