Sunday, December 16, 2012

T Rex

This poem is about change, sort of. It was published a few years back on this blog, and I would like to share it again.

Part 1 of this poem was actually written a long time ago. I dusted it out from my old journals and added it to a more recent piece. Is it inspiration or what? :)

image from

T Rex


a pale sun
to cleave
a ghostly fog
      of chill and grit.

T Rex looks up
      and rears
its truck-like head

and out
of portcullis teeth

blood and

leftover meat.


a tropic sun
to scatter
a dusty fog
      of pulverised rock

boom of crane swings
sure as battle axe

wrecking ball
old shop houses

in two years
new shopping mall

3.09.1989 (part 1)
3.06.2008 (part 65 millionth)

Things do not change; we change. 

-- Henry David Thoreau

This is for Poetry Pantry #128 over at Poets United.

©cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2012

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Blogger aelfbee said...

I am thinking of a second T-rex extinction and shopping malls going the way of the dinosaur.

17 December, 2012 00:00  
Blogger Nissa Annakindt said...

I love poems with heavy machinery in it. Liked the imagery in this one. Good work.

17 December, 2012 01:25  
Blogger Mary said...

Very interesting. I do like the implied parallels here!

17 December, 2012 02:15  
Blogger Unknown said...

Your spring-boarding from Thoreau's thoughts on change is quite effective.

17 December, 2012 03:12  
Blogger Brian Miller said... the intentional use of language in this...the modern in the achient and anchient in the together really cool...very nice verse...

17 December, 2012 04:36  
Blogger Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

I liked this, especially, the fist section of it---

17 December, 2012 05:37  
Blogger dsnake1 said...



not in our life time, no way.


heavy machinery, heavy metal? :)
thanks for visiting.


thank you! i am glad you saw what i was trying to say. :)


thank you! Thoreau was one of my earlier heroes. :)


thank you! the modern and the ancient works well in this case! :)


thank you! :)

17 December, 2012 22:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

loved the combination and contrasts here. I used to work in The Natural History Museum in London, and had a T-Rex to watch most days - so particularly enjoyed this one...

19 December, 2012 03:32  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

that's very interesting, the Natural History Museum. :)

thanks for visiting.

19 December, 2012 09:38  

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