Wednesday, August 13, 2008

by Mukhlis Nor

Intense A Life-Giver, Immense Is The River

As sins are cleansed and spirits set free upon this mighty running water

A recurrence embarks ashore rejuvenating like a raft of spr ing flower
Great and most consumptive cultural and technological upgrowth set in
With pride they carve out irrigated expanses to hearten their chagrin
Flowing past to solace wandering minds it glistens, captivating all eyes
In each meander, a hidden opinion where sedimentations might resize
Commencing the rest of time to frolic, silting away more space to lavish
Eroding an amber trail at twilight, bewildering them as fireflies vanish
Hinterland rapids swiftly swallowed as highland forests disassembled
Becoming plywood prefabs clustered on this confluence, eagerly gambled
Upwards so it seems the strife is until we seek for relief where the rise is
So some will shout out of face, "Down with the mighty dams and devices!"
Others crunch numbers on vast new tracts to police, plunder and profit
Unbecoming politicking anal swines who crawl to digest and dissolve it
They are quickest to declare a grand festivity with their very select few
Basking in the lords' regatta amongst future leaders, do we dare argue?
They would deny a hundred googol cockle shells awashed by the banks
Than admitting an egocentric vedanta, clearly outflanked by the ranks
A sufferers retreat sees a distant future foreclosing man's last estuary
For the restless and hungry, kings unveil our most generous tributary

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