Eons Ago

Like a line of music

             lying still upon the page,

No sound emerges

            from the diorama

                                     which occupies the stage.

Then curtain parts, lights come up:

                      imagination rolls:

Volcanoes! Thunder! Roars of vicious beasts!

                    All take their tolls.

Hearts are pounding; breathing hard

                  music swells to a sudden cease.

Spotlight fades and dims,

                following  the last Apatosaur

                                                          into the trees.

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© 4-13-93 C.E. Carl; Rev. 8-8-09

© Rev. 2-13-11 C.E. (Carl) Elias

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Christine B. 5 years ago from Medina, Ohio

Very Cool! :o)


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DzyMsLizzy 5 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Thanks, Christine!! ;-)


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

DzyMsLizzy Loved It!


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DzyMsLizzy 5 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Thank you so much, Just Ask Susan! ;-)


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Karanda 5 years ago from Australia

Beautiful poem DzyMsLzzy. I felt this from our past and I love your new profile pic.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

Very good poem.

Then curtain parts, lights come up:

imagination rolls:

Volcanoes! Thunder! Roars of vicious beasts!

All take their tolls.

I really like that part, and I have a poem that has a similar section.

Good job :]


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DzyMsLizzy 5 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

@Karanda; Thank you very much. I'm glad you like the poem. The photo was taken around Halloween of 2010, on an outing with my granddaughters to a corn maze. Fun!

@BenWritings; Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed this bit of foolery. I'll have to check out your hubs as well.


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erthfrend 5 years ago from Florida

This was very unique and powerful! Very much enjoyed!


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DzyMsLizzy 5 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi, erthfrend!

Thank you very much! I'm going to revise this hub just slightly by adding a capsule with the "back story."

I'm glad you enjoyed this time capsule. ;-)


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Pamela Kinnaird W 5 years ago from Maui and Arizona

I like this! There's a book I used to love to read my children when they were little. I think it was called In Grandma's Garden and it was beautifully illustrated. It was pages and pages of poetry about the little boy's imaginary dinosaurs in the garden. Voted up and awesome!


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DzyMsLizzy 5 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi, Pamela!

That sounds like a marvelous book for stimulating young imagination and love of literature. Thanks for stopping by; I'm glad you liked the poem.


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Sally's Trove 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Your poem brought back many memories of dioramas I've seen throughout my life and reams of paper printed in musical notation. I never "got" either one of them, no matter how hard I tried. The museum dioramas looked stale and artificial, the notes on the pages indecipherable and internally silent. I think I needed a friend like you along the way. Thank you for this most evocative poetry. It got me where it counts. :)


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DzyMsLizzy 5 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi, Sally!

Thank you so much! I'm glad I was able to pull things together for you. ;-)


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Awesome, Eons ago the dinosaurs would be proud. :) Katie


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DzyMsLizzy 5 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Why thank you, katiem2! I do like the way this one turned out.

This poem actually took over 8 years to write. The last line just came to me out of the blue one day, and I jotted it down. It couldn't come up with anything to go with it, and about 2 years after that, the first line occurred to me. Then it sat for another few year until I was able to pull it together into a workable poem!

I'm glad you liked it. ;-)


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DeLaro11 5 years ago

I love you poem cool pic too.

C DeLaro

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