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Thursday, April 22, 2010


Poem by Charles Frederickson; Graphic by Saknarin Chinayote

Where would you find forests
Without trees rivers without water
Car-less roads cities without buildings
Journey without maps inset key

Deforestation unbending dreamy conscious awareness
Before missed after it disappears
Small kingdoms vanishing into oblivion
Pockets full of seedpods emptied

Joshua trees thickly carpet Mojave
Yucca plants Promised Land lilies
Forty feet high-rise monumental towers
First to glimpse dewy sunrise

Hundreds of years hearty survivors
No growth rings to measure
Thriving sagebrush sepia dipped shades
Colorless palette hazel ochre beige

Close communion with universal spirit
No pretentious screams for attention
Poised silence bearing deep serenity
Natural perceptions seemingly permanent invincibility

Taller bigger older once commonplace
Axed for timber newsprint currency
Burnt sienna wasteland mute cries
Stark beauty buzz-saw blade damned

No Holds Bard Dr. Charles Frederickson & Saknarin Chinayote together comprise PoeArtry. Flutter Press has just published Charles’ new chapbook fanTHAIsies.