Archive for Sunday, September 5, 2010

Poet’s showcase: ‘Gulf Requiem’

September 5, 2010


‘Gulf Requiem’

Venerable and poignant

a once treasured proverb died here.

Oil calming troubled waters

now a mere cliché:

speak no more an ancient wisdom,

sigh for a proverb dead here.

No more of oil on troubled waters:

oil made this a troubled sea.

Requiem for a dead proverb

and the wild life stricken here.


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