Coeur d'Alene

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
a poem about traveling

Submitted: April 06, 2007

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Coeur d’Alene

On a space-age super-highway that curves to mountain slopes,

At sixty miles-an-hour, speeding further,

That leaps a span projectile-like, precise,

A thousand feet below the lake so deep.

 Water breaks a thousand feet beneath,

Roots torn free and speeding, leaps the span,

Projectile-like, the granite-giants cleft,

A thousand feet below the lake so deep.

 

A thousand miles from home, no longer home.

Five hundred miles ago, left nameless-faceless,

Sharpens memories as silhouettes,

A thousand feet below the lake so deep.

 

Sealed alone air-tight within a space-age vacuum,

Projectile-like precision speeds a sense of separation,

And spilling inner sadness, is a cleansing or baptism,

A thousand feet below the lake so deep.

Hans Lillegard


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