Debris (Dust Or Diamonds)
[We won’t survive this as we began it…]
We’ll be dust or diamonds,
remnants of the selves we were;
by Christine Austin Cole
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25 Aug 2009 08:44
I find no word to praise you...the whole poem binds the reader's heart to befriend the words again and again..certainly a diamond-poem and a diamond-poet...thank you
~ Jon London ~
25 Mar 2009 06:19
What a beautiful capture, you have painted here, wonder piece. A diamond in the rough for sure
21 Jul 2008 03:31
Your poem certainly works up the inevitable. I can feel the tension and looming fate. I continue to long for a world other than either... or. Nice use of d's in the title. I appreciate your ending. Very clever use of mine(d) and the last line introduces a sort of relief 'levity'. 'with the hope that someday, somehow its secrets will be mine(d) .' [… and whether dust or diamonds, dear, is fine]
06 Jul 2008 04:07
As an astronomy teacher (among other things!) I appreciate so much your grasp of the cosmos and the poetic nature of reality... do please at least publish an e-book, so we can download all yours at once and enjoy, be challenged and left better people than when we started. Thank you.
23 May 2008 11:43
Christine, what I like most about your poetry is your grasp on the ethereal. Growing up in the desert, I have seen mean a meteor crossing the night sky, nearly close enough (it seemed to me) to touch. This poem grasps the feeling of what place we have in a universe filled with dust and diamonds. Very nice. Raynette
15 May 2008 08:44
whoa! I was not expecting to see this gem...i'd never read much of your stuff before and this was a kick ass surprise. But judging by the hilarious comments you left me, I should have already known you were a poem genius! haha kick ass.
15 May 2008 05:54
Have to keep up with the racing imagery and thoughts in this poem which is superbly crafted. Thanks.
13 May 2008 11:53
some alter-him, some other-her' I envy you for owning this verse. Not only a very commonplace thought has been very superbly versified I also see experiments in a very advanced form of verse; as Frank puts is 'keep that pen pumpin'' Hugs lady rehan
~ Jon London ~
12 May 2008 05:02
I really like your ability to create such amazing imagery within your creations. I have noticed this on a few of your pieces and its very effective...Stunning! ! ! Best wishes Jon.
10 May 2008 12:32
nice work done here. good piece.. i liked it.. keep going :)
06 May 2008 02:52
This poem at least is a diamond. Your language is really powerful and rich in associations.