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Throne of The Fisher King by catch---22 Throne of The Fisher King by catch---22

The cricket's cry and the locust's whirr,
And the note of a bird's distress,
With the rasping sound of the grasshopper,
Clung to the loneliness
Like burrs to a trailing dress.

So lonely, too, so more than sad,
So droning-lone with bees--
I wondered what more could Nature add
To the sum of its miseries . . .
And then--I saw the trees.

Skeletons gaunt that gnarled the place,
Twisted and torn they rose--
The tortured bones of a perished race
Of monsters no mortal knows,
They startled the mind's repose.

And a man stood there, as still as moss,
A lichen form that stared;
With an old blind hound that, at a loss,
Forever around him fared
With a snarling fang half bared.

I looked at the man; I saw him plain;
Like a dead weed, gray and wan,
Or a breath of dust. I looked again--
And man and dog were gone,
Like wisps of the graying dawn. . . .

Were they a part of the grim death there--
Ragweed, fennel, and rue?
Or forms of the mind, an old despair,
That there into semblance grew
Out of the grief I knew?


~Madison Cawein, "Wasteland"
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Artist
Beautiful....... :omg:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
thank you very much :)
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Artist
awesome gift you have...and a King Fisher team is in my back yard....fast..loud and wild.... ;-)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
sounds pretty cool!
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Artist
they are amazing....
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Elenihrivesse Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Photographer
Beautiful, both picture and poetry :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
thank you Victoria :rose:
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Vlad-Off-kru Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Photographer
Beautiful!

please liked, my page :) [link]
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
thank you!
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graphic-rusty Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful shot and a perfect poem choice:)
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